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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri

To start off, 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri is newer by 14 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. Both 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 and 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri are equipped with a 2,959 cc engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 (192 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri. (105 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri weights approximately 50 kg more than 1987 Alfa Romeo 164.

Because 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri 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 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri. 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, 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri (260 Nm) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Alfa Romeo 164. (245 Nm). This means 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Alfa Romeo 164.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Alfa Romeo 164 2001 Alfa Romeo Centauri
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 Centauri
Year Released 1987 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 2959 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 192 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 260 Nm
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 72.6 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1415 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 3690 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 990 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2410 mm


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