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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1979 Mitsubishi Galant

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mitsubishi Galant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mitsubishi Galant would be higher. Both 1990 BMW 316 and 1979 Mitsubishi Galant are equipped with a 1,596 cc engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 75 kg more than 1979 Mitsubishi Galant.

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. 1979 Mitsubishi Galant 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. 1979 Mitsubishi Galant will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1990 BMW 316 1979 Mitsubishi Galant
Make BMW Mitsubishi
Model 316 Galant
Year Released 1990 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1596 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 Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2520 mm


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