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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2011 Ford C-Max

To start off, 2011 Ford C-Max is newer by 35 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Ford C-Max is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford C-Max (113 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford C-Max should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Ford C-Max weights approximately 435 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. 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, 2011 Ford C-Max, 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, 2011 Ford C-Max (300 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Ford C-Max will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2011 Ford C-Max
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus C-Max
Year Released 1976 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3750 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1550 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1828 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1684 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2788 mm


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