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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2005 Kia Shuma II

To start off, 2005 Kia Shuma II 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 1,793 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Kia Shuma II is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Kia Shuma II (109 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Kia Shuma II should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Kia Shuma II weights approximately 920 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 Kia Shuma II, 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 Kia Shuma II (157 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 Kia Shuma II will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2005 Kia Shuma II
Make BMW Kia
Model 316 Shuma II
Year Released 1990 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1793 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 50 L


 

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