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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 3,790 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass weights approximately 402 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

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. 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass 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. 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make BMW Oldsmobile
Model 316 Cutlass
Year Released 1990 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3790 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1482 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2760 mm


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