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1959 Citroen DS vs. 1996 Opel Tigra

To start off, 1996 Opel Tigra is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Citroen DS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Citroen DS would be higher. At 1,911 cc (4 cylinders), 1959 Citroen DS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Opel Tigra (88 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1959 Citroen DS. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Opel Tigra should accelerate faster than 1959 Citroen DS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1959 Citroen DS weights approximately 265 kg more than 1996 Opel Tigra.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1959 Citroen DS (137 Nm) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Opel Tigra. (125 Nm). This means 1959 Citroen DS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Opel Tigra.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Citroen DS 1996 Opel Tigra
Make Citroen Opel
Model DS Tigra
Year Released 1959 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 1389 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 88 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 137 Nm 125 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 1055 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 3930 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2430 mm


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