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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1989 Ford RS 200

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Ford RS 200. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Ford RS 200 would be higher. At 1,804 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Ford RS 200 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Ford RS 200 (247 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 147 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Ford RS 200 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Ford RS 200 weights approximately 102 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.

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, 1989 Ford RS 200 (292 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1989 Ford RS 200 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1989 Ford RS 200
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 RS 200
Year Released 1990 1989
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1596 cc 1804 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 292 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1182 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 116 L


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