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1950 Morris Oxford vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Morris Oxford. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Morris Oxford would be higher. At 1,476 cc (4 cylinders), 1950 Morris Oxford is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 1950 Morris Oxford. (40 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1950 Morris Oxford. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Morris Oxford weights approximately 52 kg more than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 1950 Morris Oxford 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 1950 Morris Oxford. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 1974 Renault 12 (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Morris Oxford. (88 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 1974 Renault 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Morris Oxford.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Morris Oxford 1974 Renault 12
Make Morris Renault
Model Oxford 12
Year Released 1950 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1476 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 40 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 88 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1002 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2450 mm


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