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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2003 Hyundai Getz

To start off, 2003 Hyundai Getz is newer by 13 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 2003 Hyundai Getz. (62 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2003 Hyundai Getz. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 45 kg more than 2003 Hyundai Getz. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2003 Hyundai Getz, 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Hyundai Getz. (94 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Hyundai Getz. 2003 Hyundai Getz 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. 2003 Hyundai Getz will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1990 BMW 316 2003 Hyundai Getz
Make BMW Hyundai
Model 316 Getz
Year Released 1990 2003
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1086 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3200 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 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1035 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3820 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


 

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