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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Tata Indigo

To start off, 2006 Tata Indigo 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2006 Tata Indigo. (85 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2006 Tata Indigo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Tata Indigo weights approximately 520 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 Tata Indigo, 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 26 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Tata Indigo. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Tata Indigo.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Tata Indigo
Make BMW Tata
Model 316 Indigo
Year Released 1990 2006
Engine Size 1596 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
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 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2410 mm


 

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