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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1984 Westfield ZEI

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Westfield ZEI. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Westfield ZEI would be higher. At 1,993 cc (4 cylinders), 1984 Westfield ZEI is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Westfield ZEI (217 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Westfield ZEI should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 355 kg more than 1984 Westfield ZEI.

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, 1984 Westfield ZEI (293 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 152 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1984 Westfield ZEI will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1984 Westfield ZEI
Make BMW Westfield
Model 316 ZEI
Year Released 1990 1984
Engine Size 1596 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 293 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 725 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3550 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1060 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2340 mm


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