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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Nissan Armada

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada 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 5,552 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (313 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 213 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 362 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 Nissan Armada (385 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2009 Nissan Armada 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 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Nissan Armada
Make BMW Nissan
Model 316 Armada
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5552 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 313 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 385 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3400 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 8 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1442 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 5280 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1970 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 106 L


 

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