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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2011 Opel Insignia

To start off, 2011 Opel Insignia 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 1,956 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Opel Insignia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Opel Insignia (129 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Opel Insignia 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, 2011 Opel Insignia, 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, 2011 Opel Insignia (300 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 159 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2011 Opel Insignia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2011 Opel Insignia
Make BMW Opel
Model 316 Insignia
Year Released 1990 2011
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1856 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1498 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2737 mm


 

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