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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2010 Scion xB

To start off, 2010 Scion xB 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 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Scion xB is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Scion xB (158 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Scion xB should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

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 Scion xB, 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 Scion xB (219 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 78 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2010 Scion xB will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2010 Scion xB
Make BMW Scion
Model 316 xB
Year Released 1990 2010
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 219 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4249 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2601 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 53 L


 

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