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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Chrysler 300

To start off, 2007 Chrysler 300 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 2,987 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Chrysler 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Chrysler 300 (215 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Chrysler 300 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Chrysler 300 weights approximately 879 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Chrysler 300 (510 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 369 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Chrysler 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 Chrysler 300 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 Chrysler 300 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Chrysler 300
Make BMW Chrysler
Model 316 300
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1959 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5010 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3050 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 71 L


 

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