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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2005 Mahindra CL

To start off, 2005 Mahindra CL is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 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 155 more horse power than 2005 Mahindra CL. (62 HP @ 3200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mahindra CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 250 kg more than 2005 Mahindra CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mahindra CL is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mahindra CL will offer significantly more control. 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 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mahindra CL. (165 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mahindra CL. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 has automatic transmission and 2005 Mahindra CL has manual transmission. 2005 Mahindra CL 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.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2005 Mahindra CL
Make Alfa Romeo Mahindra
Model 166 CL
Year Released 2003 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 2523 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3200 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 1500 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 3360 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1460 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2040 mm


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