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2006 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2006 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 32 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 2,737 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Chrysler Sebring is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chrysler Sebring (200 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 147 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 923 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, 2006 Chrysler Sebring (258 Nm @ 4850 RPM) has 162 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chrysler Sebring 1974 Renault 12
Make Chrysler Renault
Model Sebring 12
Year Released 2006 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2737 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 200 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 4850 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1873 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2450 mm


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