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1989 Saab 9000 vs. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156

To start off, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Saab 9000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Saab 9000 would be higher. At 2,290 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Saab 9000 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Saab 9000 (150 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (148 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1989 Saab 9000 should accelerate faster than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Saab 9000 weights approximately 40 kg more than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. 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, 1989 Saab 9000 (216 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1989 Saab 9000 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Saab 9000 2008 Alfa Romeo 156
Make Saab Alfa Romeo
Model 9000 156
Year Released 1989 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2290 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 150 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 216 Nm 182 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 199 km/hour 214 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1325 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 63 L


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