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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1997 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 1997 Subaru Legacy 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 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Subaru Legacy (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 270 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 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy (170 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 1997 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1997 Subaru Legacy
Make BMW Subaru
Model 316 Legacy
Year Released 1990 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 100 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1410 mm


 

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