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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Ford Mustang

To start off, 2006 Ford Mustang 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 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Mustang (210 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Mustang 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 Mustang (325 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 184 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Ford Mustang
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 Mustang
Year Released 1990 2006
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4015 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 325 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 61 L


 

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