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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1968 Jaguar XJ6

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Jaguar XJ6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Jaguar XJ6 would be higher. At 4,235 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Jaguar XJ6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Jaguar XJ6 (245 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 145 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Jaguar XJ6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Jaguar XJ6 weights approximately 600 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 Jaguar XJ6 (385 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1968 Jaguar XJ6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1968 Jaguar XJ6
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 316 XJ6
Year Released 1990 1968
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4235 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 245 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 385 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3750 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 104 L


 

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