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1974 Innocenti Mini vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Innocenti Mini. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Innocenti Mini 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 196 more horse power than 1974 Innocenti Mini. (64 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1974 Innocenti Mini. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 850 kg more than 1974 Innocenti Mini. 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 @ 3500 RPM) has 219 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Innocenti Mini. (96 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Innocenti Mini. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1974 Innocenti Mini has manual transmission. 1974 Innocenti Mini will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Innocenti Mini 2002 Acura CL
Make Innocenti Acura
Model Mini CL
Year Released 1974 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1275 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 64 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 730 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3130 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2050 mm 2580 mm


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