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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1979 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 1979 Toyota Corolla. (68 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1979 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 195 kg more than 1979 Toyota Corolla. 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 36 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Toyota Corolla. (105 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Toyota Corolla. 1979 Toyota Corolla 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 Toyota Corolla will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1979 Toyota Corolla
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Corolla
Year Released 1990 1979
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 68 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 885 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2410 mm


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