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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1981 Porsche 936

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Porsche 936. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Porsche 936 would be higher. At 2,650 cc (6 cylinders), 1981 Porsche 936 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1981 Porsche 936 (632 HP @ 8200 RPM) has 532 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1981 Porsche 936 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 305 kg more than 1981 Porsche 936.

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 1981 Porsche 936
Make BMW Porsche
Model 316 936
Year Released 1990 1981
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1596 cc 2650 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 632 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 8200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 775 kg


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