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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Jeep Liberty

To start off, 2006 Jeep Liberty 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 2,801 cc, 2006 Jeep Liberty is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Jeep Liberty (160 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Jeep Liberty should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 2006 Jeep Liberty is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Jeep Liberty will offer significantly more control. 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 Jeep Liberty (400 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 259 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 Jeep Liberty will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Jeep Liberty
Make BMW Jeep
Model 316 Liberty
Year Released 1990 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2801 cc
Horse Power 100 HP 160 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 78 L


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