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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1966 MG Midget

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 MG Midget. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 MG Midget 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 36 more horse power than 1966 MG Midget. (64 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1966 MG Midget. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 365 kg more than 1966 MG Midget. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 41 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 MG Midget. (100 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 MG Midget.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1966 MG Midget
Model 316 Midget
Year Released 1990 1966
Body Type Sedan Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1275 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 100 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 715 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3590 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1400 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1240 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2040 mm


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