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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2013 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 23 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 6,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chevrolet Corvette (424 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 324 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chevrolet Corvette weights approximately 441 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.

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, 2013 Chevrolet Corvette (819 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 678 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2013 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2013 Chevrolet Corvette
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 316 Corvette
Year Released 1990 2013
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 6200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 424 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 819 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1521 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4476 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1928 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1236 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 68 L


 

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