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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2006 Volvo XC70

To start off, 2006 Volvo XC70 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 2,524 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo XC70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volvo XC70 (208 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volvo XC70 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo XC70 weights approximately 598 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 (321 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 180 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo XC70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2006 Volvo XC70
Make BMW Volvo
Model 316 XC70
Year Released 1990 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2524 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 321 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1500 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1678 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 68 L


 

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