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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2005 Hyundai Tucson

To start off, 2005 Hyundai Tucson is newer by 15 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 1,966 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Hyundai Tucson is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Hyundai Tucson (139 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Hyundai Tucson should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Hyundai Tucson weights approximately 390 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 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, 2005 Hyundai Tucson, 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, 2005 Hyundai Tucson (181 Nm) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm). This means 2005 Hyundai Tucson will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2005 Hyundai Tucson
Make BMW Hyundai
Model 316 Tucson
Year Released 1990 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1966 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 181 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 58 L


 

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