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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2009 Ford Expedition 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 5,408 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Expedition (306 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 206 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

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, 2009 Ford Expedition (365 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 224 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2009 Ford Expedition 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. 2009 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Ford Expedition
Make BMW Ford
Model 316 Expedition
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5408 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 306 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 365 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5250 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 106 L


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