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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900

To start off, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900 would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 (192 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 365 kg more than 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900 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 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 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, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 (245 Nm) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900. (140 Nm). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1950 Alfa Romeo 1900
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 1900
Year Released 1987 1950
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1883 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 192 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 140 Nm
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 82.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 88 mm
Top Speed 230 km/hour 171 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2510 mm


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