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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 SsangYong Rexton

To start off, 2009 SsangYong Rexton 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 2,874 cc (5 cylinders), 2009 SsangYong Rexton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 SsangYong Rexton (118 HP @ 4100 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 SsangYong Rexton should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 SsangYong Rexton weights approximately 771 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.

Because 2009 SsangYong Rexton is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 SsangYong Rexton will offer significantly more control. 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 SsangYong Rexton (256 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 SsangYong Rexton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 SsangYong Rexton
Make BMW SsangYong
Model 316 Rexton
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2874 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4100 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 256 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 22.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1851 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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