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1947 Austin 16 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 55 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1947 Austin 16. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1947 Austin 16 would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 197 more horse power than 1947 Austin 16. (63 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1947 Austin 16. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 300 kg more than 1947 Austin 16. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1947 Austin 16 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1947 Austin 16. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 169 more torque (in Nm) than 1947 Austin 16. (146 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1947 Austin 16. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1947 Austin 16 has manual transmission. 1947 Austin 16 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1947 Austin 16 2002 Acura CL
Make Austin Acura
Model 16 CL
Year Released 1947 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2200 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 63 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 146 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.4 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 111.1 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 6.8:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


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