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1982 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Dodge Charger

To start off, 2009 Dodge Charger is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 BMW 316. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 BMW 316 would be higher. At 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Dodge Charger (250 HP) has 161 more horse power than 1982 BMW 316. (89 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Dodge Charger should accelerate faster than 1982 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.

Compare all specifications:

1982 BMW 316 2009 Dodge Charger
Make BMW Dodge
Model 316 Charger
Year Released 1982 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1573 cc 3518 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 250 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 68 L


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