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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1977 Nissan Skyline

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Nissan Skyline. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Nissan Skyline would be higher. At 1,998 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Nissan Skyline is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1977 Nissan Skyline (106 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1977 Nissan Skyline should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Nissan Skyline weights approximately 110 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, 1977 Nissan Skyline (162 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 21 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1977 Nissan Skyline will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1977 Nissan Skyline
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Skyline
Year Released 1990 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 162 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1190 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4610 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2620 mm


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