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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1986 Alfa Romeo 75

To start off, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Alfa Romeo 75 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 36 more horse power than 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. (156 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 155 kg more than 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1986 Alfa Romeo 75 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 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. 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 36 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. (209 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Alfa Romeo 75. 1986 Alfa Romeo 75 has automatic transmission and 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 has manual transmission. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1986 Alfa Romeo 75 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1986 Alfa Romeo 75
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 75
Year Released 1987 1986
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 2393 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 192 HP 156 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 209 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 68.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 230 km/hour 200 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1210 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4340 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 49 L


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