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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2011 Ascari KZ1

To start off, 2011 Ascari KZ1 is newer by 21 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 4,941 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Ascari KZ1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ascari KZ1 (500 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 400 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ascari KZ1 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Ascari KZ1 weights approximately 270 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2011 Ascari KZ1 (550 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 409 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2011 Ascari KZ1 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2011 Ascari KZ1
Make BMW Ascari
Model 316 KZ1
Year Released 1990 2011
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1596 cc 4941 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 500 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1138 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2636 mm


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