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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina

To start off, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 199 more horse power than 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. (18 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 982 kg more than 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina 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 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. (35 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 has automatic transmission and 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina has manual transmission. 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 1964 Autobianchi Bianchina
Make Alfa Romeo Autobianchi
Model 166 Bianchina
Year Released 2003 1964
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2959 cc 499 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 18 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 35 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 67.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 70 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 7.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 568 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 3230 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1350 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 22 L


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