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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230

To start off, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 2,305 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 (109 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 weights approximately 320 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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. Let's talk about torque, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 (185 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230
Make Austin Mercedes-Benz
Model A 55 230
Year Released 1955 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2305 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 185 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2720 mm


 

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