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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Nissan Terrano II

To start off, 2001 Nissan Terrano II 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 2,389 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Nissan Terrano II is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Nissan Terrano II (117 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Nissan Terrano II should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Nissan Terrano II weights approximately 545 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.

Because 2001 Nissan Terrano II 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 Nissan Terrano II 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 Nissan Terrano II (197 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 56 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2001 Nissan Terrano II will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2001 Nissan Terrano II 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 Nissan Terrano II will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Nissan Terrano II
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Terrano II
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2389 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 117 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1625 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2660 mm


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