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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1991 GMC Jimmy

To start off, 1991 GMC Jimmy is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 BMW 316. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 BMW 316 would be higher. At 4,297 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 GMC Jimmy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 GMC Jimmy (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 GMC Jimmy should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 GMC Jimmy weights approximately 370 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 1991 GMC Jimmy 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, 1991 GMC Jimmy 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, 1991 GMC Jimmy (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 171 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1991 GMC Jimmy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1991 GMC Jimmy
Model 316 Jimmy
Year Released 1990 1991
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4297 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 312 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2560 mm


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