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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 2009 Alfa Romeo 159

To start off, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is newer by 22 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 34 more horse power than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159. (158 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 weights approximately 240 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 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159. (190 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159.

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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 2009 Alfa Romeo 159
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 159
Year Released 1987 2009
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1859 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.3:1
Top Speed 230 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 10.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1605 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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