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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1967 Opel Olympia

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1967 Opel Olympia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1967 Opel Olympia would be higher. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 1967 Opel Olympia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1967 Opel Olympia. (85 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1967 Opel Olympia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 190 kg more than 1967 Opel Olympia. 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, 1967 Opel Olympia (150 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1967 Opel Olympia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1967 Opel Olympia
Make BMW Opel
Model 316 Olympia
Year Released 1990 1967
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.0:1
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 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2420 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 44 L


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