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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1954 Fiat 1400

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1954 Fiat 1400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1954 Fiat 1400 would be higher. At 1,901 cc (4 cylinders), 1954 Fiat 1400 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1954 Fiat 1400. (39 HP @ 3200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1954 Fiat 1400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1954 Fiat 1400 weights approximately 105 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1954 Fiat 1400. (134 Nm). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1954 Fiat 1400.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1954 Fiat 1400
Make BMW Fiat
Model 316 1400
Year Released 1990 1954
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 39 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 134 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 20.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1185 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2660 mm


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