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1970 Riley 4 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Riley 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Riley 4 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 193 more horse power than 1970 Riley 4. (67 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1970 Riley 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 432 kg more than 1970 Riley 4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Riley 4 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 1970 Riley 4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 195 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Riley 4. (120 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Riley 4.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Riley 4 2002 Acura CL
Make Riley Acura
Model 4 CL
Year Released 1970 2002
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1622 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 67 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76.2 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.3:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1148 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 65 L


 

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