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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz G

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz G 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 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz G is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz G (212 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 112 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz G should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz G weights approximately 1270 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 Mercedes-Benz G 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 Mercedes-Benz G 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 Mercedes-Benz G (301 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 160 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz G will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 Mercedes-Benz G 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 Mercedes-Benz G will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Mercedes-Benz G
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 316 G
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 301 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2800 RPM
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 2350 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1940 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 96 L


 

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