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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2001 Toyota Sequoia

To start off, 2001 Toyota Sequoia 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 4,671 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Sequoia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Sequoia (201 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Sequoia should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Sequoia weights approximately 534 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 Sequoia 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 Sequoia 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 Sequoia (430 Nm) has 289 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm). This means 2001 Toyota Sequoia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2001 Toyota Sequoia 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 Sequoia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2001 Toyota Sequoia
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Sequoia
Year Released 1990 2001
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4671 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 430 Nm
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 1614 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1890 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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