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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Hyundai Terracan

To start off, 2001 Hyundai Terracan 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 2,475 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 950 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 2001 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2001 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2001 Hyundai Terracan (235 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2001 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Hyundai Terracan
Make BMW Hyundai
Model 316 Terracan
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2475 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 0 HP
Torque 141 Nm 235 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2030 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2760 mm


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