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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1968 Ford 17

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Ford 17. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Ford 17 would be higher. At 2,550 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Ford 17 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Ford 17 (123 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Ford 17 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Ford 17 weights approximately 60 kg more than 1990 BMW 316. 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, 1968 Ford 17 (201 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1968 Ford 17 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1968 Ford 17
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 17
Year Released 1990 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2550 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 201 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 40 L


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