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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1964 Renault 4

To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Renault 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Renault 4 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 20 more horse power than 1964 Renault 4. (33 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12 should accelerate faster than 1964 Renault 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 296 kg more than 1964 Renault 4. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1964 Renault 4
Make Renault Renault
Model 12 4
Year Released 1974 1964
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 747 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 33 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 654 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2410 mm


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