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1999 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 (190 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 195 kg more than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. 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, 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 (226 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Alfa Romeo 166 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Alfa Romeo Mitsubishi
Model 166 Lancer
Year Released 1999 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 190 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 59 L


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