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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1969 Holden Brougham

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Holden Brougham. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Holden Brougham would be higher. At 5,025 cc (8 cylinders), 1969 Holden Brougham is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Holden Brougham (181 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1969 Holden Brougham should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Holden Brougham weights approximately 380 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, 1969 Holden Brougham (408 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 267 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1969 Holden Brougham will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 1969 Holden Brougham has automatic transmission and 1990 BMW 316 has manual transmission. 1990 BMW 316 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1969 Holden Brougham will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1969 Holden Brougham
Make BMW Holden
Model 316 Brougham
Year Released 1990 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5025 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 181 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 408 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2830 mm


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