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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Ford E-350

To start off, 2007 Ford E-350 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 5,409 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Ford E-350 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford E-350 (255 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 155 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford E-350 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

Let's talk about torque, 2007 Ford E-350 (475 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 334 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Ford E-350 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 Ford E-350 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 Ford E-350 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Ford E-350
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 E-350
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5409 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 255 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 475 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5390 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 2120 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 132 L


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