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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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 5,998 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (360 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 260 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 1710 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 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (515 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 374 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 316 Silverado
Year Released 1990 2012
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 5998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 360 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 515 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2790 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 6580 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 4250 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 129 L


 

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