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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1972 Mitsubishi Minica

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mitsubishi Minica 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 74 more horse power than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. (26 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 620 kg more than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. 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 103 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica. (38 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Mitsubishi Minica.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1972 Mitsubishi Minica
Make BMW Mitsubishi
Model 316 Minica
Year Released 1990 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 359 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 26 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 38 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 460 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3010 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1310 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2010 mm


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