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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1983 Nissan Silvia

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Nissan Silvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Nissan Silvia would be higher. At 1,809 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Nissan Silvia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Nissan Silvia (133 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Nissan Silvia should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Nissan Silvia weights approximately 120 kg more than 1990 BMW 316. 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, 1983 Nissan Silvia (179 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1983 Nissan Silvia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1983 Nissan Silvia
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Silvia
Year Released 1990 1983
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1809 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 179 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2440 mm


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