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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2012 Hyundai Terracan

To start off, 2012 Hyundai Terracan 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 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1082 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 Hyundai Terracan 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 Hyundai Terracan 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 Hyundai Terracan (345 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2012 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2012 Hyundai Terracan
Make BMW Hyundai
Model 316 Terracan
Year Released 1990 2012
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 345 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 18.4:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 2162 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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