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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Jaguar S-Type

To start off, 2009 Jaguar S-Type 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 2,718 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Jaguar S-Type is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Jaguar S-Type (205 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Jaguar S-Type should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Jaguar S-Type weights approximately 540 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, 2009 Jaguar S-Type (435 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 294 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Jaguar S-Type will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2009 Jaguar S-Type 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 Jaguar S-Type will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Jaguar S-Type
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 316 S-Type
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2718 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 205 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 435 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 17.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4910 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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