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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1997 De Tomaso Guara

To start off, 1997 De Tomaso Guara is newer by 7 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 3,981 cc (8 cylinders), 1997 De Tomaso Guara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 De Tomaso Guara (282 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 182 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 De Tomaso Guara should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 De Tomaso Guara weights approximately 95 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, 1997 De Tomaso Guara (402 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 261 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1997 De Tomaso Guara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1997 De Tomaso Guara
Make BMW De Tomaso
Model 316 Guara
Year Released 1990 1997
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1596 cc 3981 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 282 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 402 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
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1210 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2620 mm


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