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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1982 Volvo 360

To start off, 1982 Volvo 360 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,986 cc (4 cylinders), 1982 Volvo 360 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Volvo 360 (101 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1982 Volvo 360 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Volvo 360 weights approximately 150 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1982 Volvo 360 (163 Nm @ 3300 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1982 Volvo 360 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1982 Volvo 360
Make Renault Volvo
Model 12 360
Year Released 1974 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2410 mm


 

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