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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo

To start off, 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo 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 98 more horse power than 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo. (94 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 210 kg more than 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo. 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 116 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo. (129 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 MiTo.

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1987 Alfa Romeo 164 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 MiTo
Year Released 1987 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1366 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 192 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 129 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 72 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.8:1
Top Speed 230 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 11.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 1155 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


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