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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1977 Pontiac Sunbird

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Pontiac Sunbird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Pontiac Sunbird would be higher. At 2,474 cc (4 cylinders), 1977 Pontiac Sunbird is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Pontiac Sunbird weights approximately 165 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.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1977 Pontiac Sunbird
Make BMW Pontiac
Model 316 Sunbird
Year Released 1990 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2474 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2470 mm


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