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2002 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2009 Nissan 350Z

To start off, 2009 Nissan 350Z is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan 350Z (309 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166.

Because 2009 Nissan 350Z is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Nissan 350Z. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Alfa Romeo 166, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Nissan 350Z (358 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 176 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan 350Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Alfa Romeo 166 2009 Nissan 350Z
Make Alfa Romeo Nissan
Model 166 350Z
Year Released 2002 2009
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 309 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 182 Nm 358 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 95.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 81.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1330 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.7 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 80 L


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