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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1987 Cadillac Eldorado

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Cadillac Eldorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Cadillac Eldorado would be higher. At 4,080 cc (8 cylinders), 1987 Cadillac Eldorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Cadillac Eldorado (133 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1987 Cadillac Eldorado should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Cadillac Eldorado weights approximately 610 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.

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, 1987 Cadillac Eldorado, 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, 1987 Cadillac Eldorado (270 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1987 Cadillac Eldorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1987 Cadillac Eldorado
Make BMW Cadillac
Model 316 Eldorado
Year Released 1990 1987
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4080 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2750 mm


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