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2003 Audi RS6 vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 2003 Audi RS6 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 4,163 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Audi RS6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Audi RS6 (444 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 344 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Audi RS6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Audi RS6 weights approximately 760 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 2003 Audi RS6 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, 2003 Audi RS6 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, 2003 Audi RS6 (560 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 419 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2003 Audi RS6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Audi RS6 1990 BMW 316
Make Audi BMW
Model RS6 316
Year Released 2003 1990
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4163 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 444 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 560 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 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 1840 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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