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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Fiat Croma

To start off, 2009 Fiat Croma is newer by 19 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 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Fiat Croma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Fiat Croma (145 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Fiat Croma should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 BMW 316 weights approximately 140 kg more than 2009 Fiat Croma.

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, 2009 Fiat Croma, 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, 2009 Fiat Croma (203 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Fiat Croma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Fiat Croma
Make BMW Fiat
Model 316 Croma
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 145 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 940 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 62 L


 

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