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1983 Mini MK IV vs. 2009 Nissan Qashqai

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Mini MK IV. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mini MK IV would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Qashqai is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 114 more horse power than 1983 Mini MK IV. (34 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 1983 Mini MK IV. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 910 kg more than 1983 Mini MK IV. 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, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 259 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mini MK IV. (61 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Mini MK IV.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Mini MK IV 2009 Nissan Qashqai
Make Mini Nissan
Model MK IV Qashqai
Year Released 1983 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 847 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 34 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 61 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2900 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 610 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 3060 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1420 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2040 mm 2640 mm


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