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1964 MG 1100 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 MG 1100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 MG 1100 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 129 more horse power than 1964 MG 1100. (53 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1964 MG 1100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 915 kg more than 1964 MG 1100. 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 MG 1100. (83 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 MG 1100.

Compare all specifications:

1964 MG 1100 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make MG Buick
Model 1100 LaCrosse
Year Released 1964 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1098 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 53 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 83 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 825 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 3730 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2837 mm


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