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1999 Peugeot 607 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1999 Peugeot 607 is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 2,304 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Peugeot 607 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Peugeot 607 (131 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 78 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Peugeot 607 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Peugeot 607 weights approximately 580 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. 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 Peugeot 607 (317 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 221 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Peugeot 607 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Peugeot 607 1974 Renault 12
Make Peugeot Renault
Model 607 12
Year Released 1999 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2304 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 131 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 317 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2450 mm


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