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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible

To start off, 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible is newer by 11 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 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible (310 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 210 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible weights approximately 515 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, 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible (410 Nm) has 269 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm). This means 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible 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. 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 BMW Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible
Make BMW BMW
Model 316 Z9 Gran Turismo Convertible
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 7400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 410 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1595 kg
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


 

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