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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2011 Porsche Panamera

To start off, 2011 Porsche Panamera 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 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Porsche Panamera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Porsche Panamera (250 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Porsche Panamera should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

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 Porsche Panamera (550 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 409 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2011 Porsche Panamera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2011 Porsche Panamera 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 Porsche Panamera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2011 Porsche Panamera
Make BMW Porsche
Model 316 Panamera
Year Released 1990 2011
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 7-speed automated manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4968 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1931 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1408 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 100 L


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