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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1981 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 210 kg more than 1981 Toyota Corolla.

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. 1981 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. 1981 Toyota Corolla will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1981 Toyota Corolla
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Corolla
Year Released 1990 1981
Body Type Sedan Sedan
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 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 870 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2410 mm


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