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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2004 GMC Yukon

To start off, 2004 GMC Yukon is newer by 14 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 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 GMC Yukon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 GMC Yukon (325 HP) has 225 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2004 GMC Yukon should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 GMC Yukon weights approximately 1434 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 2004 GMC Yukon 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, 2004 GMC Yukon 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, 2004 GMC Yukon (495 Nm) has 354 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm). This means 2004 GMC Yukon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2004 GMC Yukon
Make BMW GMC
Model 316 Yukon
Year Released 1990 2004
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5965 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 325 HP
Torque 141 Nm 495 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2514 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2950 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 98 L


 

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