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2008 Citroen C5 vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2008 Citroen C5 is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Citroen C5 (204 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Citroen C5 weights approximately 482 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C5, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2008 Citroen C5 (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 136 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen C5 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Citroen Ford
Model C5 Taunus
Year Released 2008 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2946 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 204 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1597 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2590 mm


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