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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1996 Subaru Justy

To start off, 1996 Subaru Justy is newer by 6 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1996 Subaru Justy. (67 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1996 Subaru Justy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 215 kg more than 1996 Subaru Justy. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1996 Subaru Justy 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, 1996 Subaru Justy 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Subaru Justy. (99 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Subaru Justy.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1996 Subaru Justy
Make BMW Subaru
Model 316 Justy
Year Released 1990 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 99 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 865 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3750 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2270 mm


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