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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Mahindra Commander

To start off, 2001 Mahindra Commander 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 2,112 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Mahindra Commander is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 2001 Mahindra Commander. (62 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2001 Mahindra Commander. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mahindra Commander weights approximately 290 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 2001 Mahindra Commander 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 Commander 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 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Mahindra Commander. (123 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Mahindra Commander.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Mahindra Commander
Make BMW Mahindra
Model 316 Commander
Year Released 1990 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2112 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 123 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1370 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2690 mm


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