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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1999 Renault Megane

To start off, 1999 Renault Megane is newer by 25 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Renault Megane (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Renault Megane weights approximately 365 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.

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, 1999 Renault Megane (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 104 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 1999 Renault Megane
Make Renault Renault
Model 12 Megane
Year Released 1974 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 140 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2590 mm


 

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