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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1973 Chrysler Valiant

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Chrysler Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Chrysler Valiant would be higher. At 3,523 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Chrysler Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Chrysler Valiant (138 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Chrysler Valiant should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Chrysler Valiant weights approximately 320 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, 1973 Chrysler Valiant (272 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 131 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1973 Chrysler Valiant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1973 Chrysler Valiant
Make BMW Chrysler
Model 316 Valiant
Year Released 1990 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3523 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 272 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2830 mm


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