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2004 Audi A3 vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2004 Audi A3 is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,595 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A3 (101 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Audi A3 weights approximately 255 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. 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, 2004 Audi A3 (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A3 1974 Renault 12
Make Audi Renault
Model A3 12
Year Released 2004 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 101 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 148 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1205 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2450 mm


 

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