1996 Alfa Romeo 145 vs. 1990 BMW 316
To start off, 1996 Alfa Romeo 145 is newer by 6 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 1990 BMW 316 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Alfa Romeo 145 (102 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Alfa Romeo 145 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Alfa Romeo 145 weights approximately 55 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.
Let's talk about torque, 1990 BMW 316 (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Alfa Romeo 145. (124 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1990 BMW 316 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Alfa Romeo 145.
Compare all specifications:
|1996 Alfa Romeo 145||1990 BMW 316|
|Engine Size||1370 cc||1596 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||102 HP||100 HP|
|Engine RPM||6300 RPM||5500 RPM|
|Torque||124 Nm||141 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4600 RPM||4250 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1135 kg||1080 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4100 mm||4330 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1720 mm||1650 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1430 mm||1390 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2550 mm||2580 mm|