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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 BMW 325

To start off, 2007 BMW 325 is newer by 17 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 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 325 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 325 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 325 weights approximately 595 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 2007 BMW 325 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, 2007 BMW 325 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, 2007 BMW 325 (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 109 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 325 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 BMW 325 has automatic transmission and 1990 BMW 316 has manual transmission. 1990 BMW 316 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 BMW 325 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 BMW 325
Make BMW BMW
Model 316 325
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1675 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


 

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