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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 130 more horse power than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (62 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 505 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 156 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Alfa Romeo Alfasud. (89 Nm @ 3200 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 1186 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 192 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 89 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 860 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2460 mm


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