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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Renault Espace

To start off, 2007 Renault Espace 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 2,186 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Renault Espace is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Renault Espace (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Renault Espace should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Renault Espace weights approximately 770 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 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 Renault Espace, 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 Renault Espace (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 179 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Renault Espace will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2007 Renault Espace 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 Renault Espace will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Renault Espace
Make BMW Renault
Model 316 Espace
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2186 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1850 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2110 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2870 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 83 L


 

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