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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Citroen C3

To start off, 2007 Citroen C3 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Citroen C3 (108 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Citroen C3 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 22 kg more than 2007 Citroen C3.

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, 2007 Citroen C3, 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, 2007 Citroen C3 (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 6 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Citroen C3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Citroen C3
Make BMW Citroen
Model 316 C3
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.6:1
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 1058 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


 

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