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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Toyota Altezza

To start off, 2001 Toyota Altezza 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 2,994 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Altezza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Altezza (212 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 112 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Altezza should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Altezza weights approximately 440 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 Toyota Altezza 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 Toyota Altezza 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 Toyota Altezza (299 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 158 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Altezza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2001 Toyota Altezza 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 Toyota Altezza will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Toyota Altezza
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Altezza
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 299 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


 

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