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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1986 Citroen Visa

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Citroen Visa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Citroen Visa would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Citroen Visa (106 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Citroen Visa should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 190 kg more than 1986 Citroen Visa.

Because 1990 BMW 316 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1990 BMW 316. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Citroen Visa, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Citroen Visa. (134 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Citroen Visa.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1986 Citroen Visa
Make BMW Citroen
Model 316 Visa
Year Released 1990 1986
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1579 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 134 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 890 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3710 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2440 mm


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