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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2007 Ford Bantam

To start off, 2007 Ford Bantam is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Ford Taunus (89 HP) has 15 more horse power than 2007 Ford Bantam. (74 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Ford Taunus should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Bantam. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Ford Taunus weights approximately 101 kg more than 2007 Ford Bantam. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Bantam, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1976 Ford Taunus (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 39 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Bantam. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1976 Ford Taunus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Bantam.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2007 Ford Bantam
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus Bantam
Year Released 1976 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 1296 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 74 HP
Torque 149 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1014 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2670 mm


 

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