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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2012 Audi A6

To start off, 2012 Audi A6 is newer by 22 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 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi A6 (242 HP) has 142 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316.

Because 2012 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, 2012 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.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2012 Audi A6
Make BMW Audi
Model 316 A6
Year Released 1990 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 242 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4915 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1872 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1453 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2911 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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