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2000 Citroen C5 vs. 1972 Mazda Luce

To start off, 2000 Citroen C5 is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mazda Luce. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mazda Luce would be higher. At 1,769 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Citroen C5 (116 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1972 Mazda Luce. (70 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1972 Mazda Luce. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Citroen C5 weights approximately 229 kg more than 1972 Mazda Luce. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2000 Citroen C5 (161 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Mazda Luce. (118 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2000 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Mazda Luce.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Citroen C5 1972 Mazda Luce
Make Citroen Mazda
Model C5 Luce
Year Released 2000 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1769 cc 1490 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 116 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 118 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1379 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4620 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2510 mm


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