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1980 Audi 80 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1980 Audi 80 is newer by 6 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 1,296 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Audi 80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Audi 80 (59 HP) has 6 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1980 Audi 80 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.

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, 1980 Audi 80 (101 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1980 Audi 80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Audi 80 1974 Renault 12
Make Audi Renault
Model 80 12
Year Released 1980 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1296 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 53 HP
Torque 101 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4390 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2450 mm


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