• Cart

2002 BMW 332 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2002 BMW 332 is newer by 28 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 3,201 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 BMW 332 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 BMW 332 (338 HP @ 7900 RPM) has 285 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 BMW 332 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 BMW 332 weights approximately 705 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.

Because 2002 BMW 332 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 2002 BMW 332. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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, 2002 BMW 332 (330 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 234 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 BMW 332 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2002 BMW 332 1974 Renault 12
Make BMW Renault
Model 332 12
Year Released 2002 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3201 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 338 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 7900 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1655 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2450 mm


 

More Comparisons

Resources

Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]