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1954 DKW F 89 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 DKW F 89. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 DKW F 89 would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1954 DKW F 89. (24 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1954 DKW F 89. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Ford Escort weights approximately 50 kg more than 1954 DKW F 89. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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.

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1954 DKW F 89 1986 Ford Escort
Make DKW Ford
Model F 89 Escort
Year Released 1954 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 684 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 24 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 860 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2520 mm


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