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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1997 Jeep Cherokee

To start off, 1997 Jeep Cherokee 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 2,464 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Jeep Cherokee (120 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 350 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 1997 Jeep Cherokee 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, 1997 Jeep Cherokee 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, 1997 Jeep Cherokee (195 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 54 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1997 Jeep Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 1997 Jeep Cherokee has automatic transmission and 1990 BMW 316 has manual transmission. 1990 BMW 316 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1997 Jeep Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1997 Jeep Cherokee
Make BMW Jeep
Model 316 Cherokee
Year Released 1990 1997
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2464 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2580 mm


 

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