2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 6 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 2,387 cc (5 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 537 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (300 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 185 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2009 Tata Indica
Make Alfa Romeo Tata
Model 166 Indica
Year Released 2003 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2387 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1542 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.5 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 37 L


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