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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2011 Ford C-Max

To start off, 2011 Ford C-Max is newer by 56 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 1,560 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Ford C-Max is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford C-Max (95 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford C-Max should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Ford C-Max 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.

Because 1955 Austin A 55 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 1955 Austin A 55. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Ford C-Max, 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, 2011 Ford C-Max (230 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2011 Ford C-Max 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 2011 Ford C-Max
Make Austin Ford
Model A 55 C-Max
Year Released 1955 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1560 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1828 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1626 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2648 mm


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