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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2006 Rover 75

To start off, 2006 Rover 75 is newer by 3 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 4,601 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Rover 75 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Rover 75 (256 HP) has 39 more horse power than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (217 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Rover 75 should accelerate faster than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166.

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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Rover 75. (245 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Rover 75.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2006 Rover 75
Make Alfa Romeo Rover
Model 166 75
Year Released 2003 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 4601 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 256 HP
Torque 265 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 90.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.6 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.4:1
Top Speed 236 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.6 seconds 6.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13 L/100km 13.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 65 L


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