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1959 Citroen DS vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 43 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 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 186 more horse power than 1959 Citroen DS. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1959 Citroen DS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 260 kg more than 1959 Citroen DS. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm) has 178 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Citroen DS. (137 Nm). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Citroen DS.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Citroen DS 2002 Acura CL
Make Citroen Acura
Model DS CL
Year Released 1959 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 137 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 78.1 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


 

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