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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2002 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2002 Toyota Corolla is newer by 12 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 1,830 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Toyota Corolla (127 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 1990 BMW 316 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1990 BMW 316. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Corolla, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2002 Toyota Corolla (170 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2002 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2002 Toyota Corolla 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. 2002 Toyota Corolla will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2002 Toyota Corolla
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Corolla
Year Released 1990 2002
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1830 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 127 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4540 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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