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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco

To start off, 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco 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 1,984 cc, 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco (207 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco weights approximately 218 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 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 Volkswagen Scirocco, 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 Volkswagen Scirocco (280 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model 316 Scirocco
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1984 cc
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4256 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1404 mm


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