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2003 Alfa Romeo GT vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 2003 Alfa Romeo GT is newer by 13 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 1,910 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo GT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo GT (162 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo GT should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo GT weights approximately 260 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 1990 BMW 316 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 BMW 316. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo GT, 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, 2003 Alfa Romeo GT (206 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2003 Alfa Romeo GT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo GT 1990 BMW 316
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model GT 316
Year Released 2003 1990
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1910 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 162 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 206 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1340 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


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