1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 1973 Volvo 164 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Volvo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Volvo 164 (142 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190. (90 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Volvo 164 should accelerate faster than 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Volvo 164 weights approximately 136 kg more than 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190. 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, 1973 Volvo 164 (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190. (153 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1973 Volvo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 1973 Volvo 164
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model 190 164
Year Released 1961 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1897 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 90 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.6 mm 80 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1224 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 58 L


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