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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2006 Ford Expedition 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 5,408 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Expedition (300 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 200 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Expedition weights approximately 140 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2006 Ford Expedition (495 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 354 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2006 Ford Expedition 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. 2006 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Ford Expedition
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 Expedition
Year Released 1990 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5408 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 495 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 9 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 106 L


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