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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Opel Astra

To start off, 2007 Opel Astra 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, 1990 BMW 316 (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2007 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 BMW 316 should accelerate faster than 2007 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Opel Astra weights approximately 150 kg more than 1990 BMW 316.

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 Opel Astra, 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, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Opel Astra. 2007 Opel Astra 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 Opel Astra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Opel Astra
Make BMW Opel
Model 316 Astra
Year Released 1990 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1364 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 52 L


 

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