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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2010 Kia Sorento

To start off, 2010 Kia Sorento 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 3,777 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Kia Sorento is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Kia Sorento (265 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 165 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Kia Sorento should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Kia Sorento weights approximately 838 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 2010 Kia Sorento 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, 2010 Kia Sorento 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, 2010 Kia Sorento (360 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 219 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2010 Kia Sorento will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2010 Kia Sorento 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 Kia Sorento will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2010 Kia Sorento
Make BMW Kia
Model 316 Sorento
Year Released 1990 2010
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3777 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 360 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1918 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1870 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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