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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Fiat Palio II

To start off, 2006 Fiat Palio II is newer by 16 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 1,697 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Fiat Palio II is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2006 Fiat Palio II. (68 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2006 Fiat Palio II. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Fiat Palio II weights approximately 245 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

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, 2006 Fiat Palio 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 6 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Fiat Palio II. (135 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Fiat Palio II.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Fiat Palio II
Make BMW Fiat
Model 316 Palio II
Year Released 1990 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1697 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 68 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 20.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
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 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 47 L


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