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1970 AMC Gremlin vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 AMC Gremlin. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 AMC Gremlin would be higher. At 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 1970 AMC Gremlin is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 100 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 AMC Gremlin weights approximately 87 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

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, 1970 AMC Gremlin (251 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1970 AMC Gremlin will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1970 AMC Gremlin 1990 BMW 316
Model Gremlin 316
Year Released 1970 1990
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3800 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.0:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1167 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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