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2008 Fiat Multipla vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 2008 Fiat Multipla is newer by 34 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 1,908 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Fiat Multipla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Fiat Multipla (113 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Fiat Multipla should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Fiat Multipla weights approximately 495 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, 2008 Fiat Multipla (203 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 107 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Fiat Multipla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Fiat Multipla 1974 Renault 12
Make Fiat Renault
Model Multipla 12
Year Released 2008 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1908 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 113 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1445 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2450 mm


 

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