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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1950 Maserati 4CLT

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Maserati 4CLT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Maserati 4CLT would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1950 Maserati 4CLT (276 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 176 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1950 Maserati 4CLT should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 460 kg more than 1950 Maserati 4CLT.

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.

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1990 BMW 316 1950 Maserati 4CLT
Make BMW Maserati
Model 316 4CLT
Year Released 1990 1950
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 276 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 7000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 620 kg
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2510 mm


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