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1960 Abarth 750 vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Abarth 750. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Abarth 750 would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1960 Abarth 750. (43 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1960 Abarth 750. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 490 kg more than 1960 Abarth 750. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Abarth 750. (57 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Abarth 750.

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1960 Abarth 750 1990 BMW 316
Make Abarth BMW
Model 750 316
Year Released 1960 1990
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 747 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 43 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 57 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 590 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 3490 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1350 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1200 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2010 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 27 L 70 L


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