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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1988 Acura Integra

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Acura Integra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Acura Integra would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Acura Integra (113 HP) has 13 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Acura Integra should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

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, 1988 Acura Integra, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1988 Acura Integra
Make BMW Acura
Model 316 Integra
Year Released 1990 1988
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 113 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4355 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1665 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2520 mm


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