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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Mahindra Armada

To start off, 2001 Mahindra Armada 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 2,300 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Mahindra Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2001 Mahindra Armada. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2001 Mahindra Armada. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mahindra Armada weights approximately 920 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 2001 Mahindra Armada 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 Mahindra Armada 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.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Mahindra Armada
Make BMW Mahindra
Model 316 Armada
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 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 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4310 mm


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