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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser

To start off, 1990 BMW 316 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser would be higher. At 2,366 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser (108 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser weights approximately 570 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 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser will offer significantly more control. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser (187 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Land Cruiser
Year Released 1990 1989
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2366 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 187 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1650 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1920 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2320 mm


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