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1973 Austin Allegro vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Austin Allegro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Austin Allegro would be higher. At 1,289 cc (4 cylinders), 1974 Renault 12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Renault 12 (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1973 Austin Allegro. (48 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1973 Austin Allegro. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 150 kg more than 1973 Austin Allegro. 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, 1974 Renault 12 (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Austin Allegro. (81 Nm @ 2450 RPM). This means 1974 Renault 12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Austin Allegro.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Austin Allegro 1974 Renault 12
Make Austin Renault
Model Allegro 12
Year Released 1973 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1098 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 48 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 81 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2450 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 800 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2450 mm


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