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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

To start off, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 2,734 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara (181 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara weights approximately 545 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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 Suzuki Grand Vitara (231 Nm @ 3300 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make BMW Suzuki
Model 316 Grand Vitara
Year Released 1990 2007
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2734 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 181 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1625 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 66 L


 

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