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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Dodge Conquest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Dodge Conquest would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (192 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 85 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Dodge Conquest 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 1985 Dodge Conquest. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164, 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, 1985 Dodge Conquest (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 6 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (245 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 1988 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Dodge Alfa Romeo
Model Conquest 164
Year Released 1985 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 2959 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 143 HP 192 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1365 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2670 mm


 

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