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1990 Opel Senator vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Opel Senator. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Opel Senator would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 1990 Opel Senator. (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 1990 Opel Senator. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 10 kg more than 1990 Opel Senator. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1990 Opel Senator is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1990 Opel Senator. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Opel Senator. (275 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Opel Senator. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 1990 Opel Senator has manual transmission. 1990 Opel Senator will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Opel Senator 2002 Acura CL
Make Opel Acura
Model Senator CL
Year Released 1990 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2969 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 275 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 95 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 69.8 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.1:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1570 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


 

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