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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Nissan Navara

To start off, 2007 Nissan Navara 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 3,954 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Nissan Navara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Nissan Navara (265 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 165 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Nissan Navara should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Nissan Navara weights approximately 758 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 Nissan Navara (385 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Nissan Navara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 Nissan Navara 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 Nissan Navara will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Nissan Navara
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Navara
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 385 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1838 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


 

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