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2009 Audi A6 vs. 1990 BMW 316

To start off, 2009 Audi A6 is newer by 19 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 3,129 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A6 (342 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 242 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 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 2009 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, 2009 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, 2009 Audi A6 (243 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2009 Audi A6 has automatic transmission and 1990 BMW 316 has manual transmission. 1990 BMW 316 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A6 1990 BMW 316
Make Audi BMW
Model A6 316
Year Released 2009 1990
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3129 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 342 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 243 Nm 141 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 12.5:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1540 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1470 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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