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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2,146 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C (148 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 460 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, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C (340 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 199 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2008 Mercedes-Benz C
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 316 C
Year Released 1990 2008
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2146 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 340 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 62 L


 

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