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1996 Mini MK VI vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Mini MK VI. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Mini MK VI would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 219 more horse power than 1996 Mini MK VI. (41 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1996 Mini MK VI. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 960 kg more than 1996 Mini MK VI. 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 246 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Mini MK VI. (69 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Mini MK VI. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1996 Mini MK VI has manual transmission. 1996 Mini MK VI will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mini MK VI 2002 Acura CL
Make Mini Acura
Model MK VI CL
Year Released 1996 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 998 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 41 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 69 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 620 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 3060 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2040 mm 2580 mm


 

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