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1978 Skoda L vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Skoda L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Skoda L would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (123 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1978 Skoda L. (44 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1978 Skoda L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 665 kg more than 1978 Skoda L. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 220 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Skoda L. (74 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Skoda L.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Skoda L 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Skoda Alfa Romeo
Model L 164
Year Released 1978 1988
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1046 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 22.0:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 825 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4170 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 70 L


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