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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2006 Toyota Tacoma 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 2,688 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Toyota Tacoma (159 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Toyota Tacoma should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Toyota Tacoma weights approximately 275 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.

Because 2006 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma 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 Toyota Tacoma (244 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 103 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 Toyota Tacoma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Toyota Tacoma
Make BMW Toyota
Model 316 Tacoma
Year Released 1990 2006
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2688 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3800 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1355 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 79 L


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