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2002 Renault Megane vs. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156

To start off, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Renault Megane would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 (148 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2002 Renault Megane. (94 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 should accelerate faster than 2002 Renault Megane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 weights approximately 199 kg more than 2002 Renault Megane. 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, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 49 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Renault Megane. (133 Nm @ 4750 RPM). This means 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Renault Megane.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Renault Megane 2008 Alfa Romeo 156
Make Renault Alfa Romeo
Model Megane 156
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 94 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 133 Nm 182 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 70 mm 91 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 12 seconds 8.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1086 kg 1285 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.2 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 63 L


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