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2001 Audi A6 vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 2001 Audi A6 is newer by 11 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 1,799 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Audi A6 (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Audi A6 weights approximately 460 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 2001 Audi A6 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, 2001 Audi A6 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, 2001 Audi A6 (235 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2001 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

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2001 Audi A6 1990 BMW 316
Make Audi BMW
Model A6 316
Year Released 2001 1990
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1799 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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