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2008 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2004 Rover 75

To start off, 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Rover 75. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Rover 75 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Rover 75 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Rover 75 (175 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (148 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Rover 75 should accelerate faster than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Rover 75 weights approximately 250 kg more than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. 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 Rover 75 (240 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 58 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2004 Rover 75 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Alfa Romeo 156. 2004 Rover 75 has automatic transmission and 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 has manual transmission. 2008 Alfa Romeo 156 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Rover 75 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Alfa Romeo 156 2004 Rover 75
Make Alfa Romeo Rover
Model 156 75
Year Released 2008 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 182 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 214 km/hour 215 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.8 seconds 8.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1535 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


 

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