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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1953 Porsche 356

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 Porsche 356 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 41 more horse power than 1953 Porsche 356. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1953 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 265 kg more than 1953 Porsche 356. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1953 Porsche 356
Make BMW Porsche
Model 316 356
Year Released 1990 1953
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1596 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 815 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3870 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2110 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 79 L


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