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1990 BMW 316 vs. 1999 Honda Z

To start off, 1999 Honda Z is newer by 9 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 49 more horse power than 1999 Honda Z. (51 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 1999 Honda Z. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 120 kg more than 1999 Honda Z. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1999 Honda Z 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, 1999 Honda Z 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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Honda Z. (61 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Honda Z.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 1999 Honda Z
Make BMW Honda
Model 316 Z
Year Released 1990 1999
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 656 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 61 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3410 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 35 L


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