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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider

To start off, 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 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 53 more horse power than 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider. (139 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider weights approximately 20 kg more than 1987 Alfa Romeo 164.

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 59 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider. (186 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider.

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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 1997 Alfa Romeo Spider
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 Spider
Year Released 1987 1997
Body Type Sedan Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 186 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 91 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 230 km/hour 196 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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