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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2010 Citroen C5

To start off, 2010 Citroen C5 is newer by 20 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 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Citroen C5 (204 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 104 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Citroen C5 weights approximately 475 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, 2010 Citroen C5, 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, 2010 Citroen C5 (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2010 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2010 Citroen C5 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. 2010 Citroen C5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2010 Citroen C5
Make BMW Citroen
Model 316 C5
Year Released 1990 2010
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2946 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 204 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1555 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 66 L


 

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