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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2003 MCC Smart

To start off, 2003 MCC Smart is newer by 48 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 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 1955 Austin A 55 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 MCC Smart (81 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 MCC Smart should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 235 kg more than 2003 MCC Smart.

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, 2003 MCC Smart (112 Nm @ 2250 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2003 MCC Smart 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 2003 MCC Smart
Make Austin MCC
Model A 55 Smart
Year Released 1955 2003
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1489 cc 698 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 81 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 112 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 820 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 3440 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2370 mm


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