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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud

To start off, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud 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 107 more horse power than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (85 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 475 kg more than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. 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, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 (245 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (111 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 Alfasud
Year Released 1987 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1351 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 50 L


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