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1988 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1989 Alfa Romeo 164

To start off, 1989 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Alfa Romeo 164 (149 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. (123 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Alfa Romeo 164 should accelerate faster than 1988 Alfa Romeo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 290 kg more than 1989 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, 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 (294 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Alfa Romeo 164. (186 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1988 Alfa Romeo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Alfa Romeo 164.

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1988 Alfa Romeo 164 1989 Alfa Romeo 164
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model 164 164
Year Released 1988 1989
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 1962 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 123 HP 149 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 294 Nm 186 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 22.0:1 10.1:1
Top Speed 202 km/hour 203 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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