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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2008 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2008 Honda CR-V is newer by 18 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 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Honda CR-V is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Honda CR-V (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Honda CR-V should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Honda CR-V weights approximately 528 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 2008 Honda CR-V 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, 2008 Honda CR-V 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, 2008 Honda CR-V (341 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 200 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2008 Honda CR-V will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2008 Honda CR-V
Make BMW Honda
Model 316 CR-V
Year Released 1990 2008
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 341 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1608 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 58 L


 

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