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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1985 Mazda RX-7

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Mazda RX-7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Mazda RX-7 would be higher. At 2,292 cc, 1985 Mazda RX-7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Mazda RX-7 (165 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Mazda RX-7 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 168 kg more than 1985 Mazda RX-7.

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, 1985 Mazda RX-7 (225 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1985 Mazda RX-7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1985 Mazda RX-7
Make BMW Mazda
Model 316 RX-7
Year Released 1990 1985
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2292 cc
Engine Type in-line dual-disk rotary
Horse Power 100 HP 165 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 912 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2430 mm


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