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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2005 Nissan Quest

To start off, 2005 Nissan Quest 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 3,294 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Quest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Quest (240 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Quest should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Quest weights approximately 762 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 Nissan Quest, 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 Nissan Quest (304 Nm) has 163 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan Quest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2005 Nissan Quest 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. 2005 Nissan Quest will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2005 Nissan Quest
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Quest
Year Released 1990 2005
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3294 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 304 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1842 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 76 L


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