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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750

To start off, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 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 72 more horse power than 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. (120 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 279 kg more than 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 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 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. 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 @ 3000 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750. (170 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 1750
Year Released 1987 1970
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1779 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 192 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 88.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


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