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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2011 Audi A6

To start off, 2011 Audi A6 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 4,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Audi A6 (350 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 250 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Audi A6 weights approximately 830 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 2011 Audi A6 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Audi A6 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, 2011 Audi A6 (440 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 299 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2011 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2011 Audi A6 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. 2011 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2011 Audi A6
Make BMW Audi
Model 316 A6
Year Released 1990 2011
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 4200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 350 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1910 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4915 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1458 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2842 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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