1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs. 2007 Alpina D3

To start off, 2007 Alpina D3 is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 3,346 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Alpina D3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Alpina D3 (301 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (159 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Alpina D3 should accelerate faster than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Alpina D3 weights approximately 5 kg more than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Alpina D3 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 2007 Alpina D3. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 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, 2007 Alpina D3 (362 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 159 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2007 Alpina D3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2007 Alpina D3
Make Oldsmobile Alpina
Model Cutlass D3
Year Released 1989 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2260 cc 3346 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 159 HP 301 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 362 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1445 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2730 mm


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