The horsepower of the Renault is by 10 percent grater in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe. As the difference is little this should not affect the vehicles performance to a large extent.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Renault 21 accelerates to 100k\h by
faster than the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe. A significant difference in
acceleration in favor of the Renault 21 Hatchback will allow him to overtake much
faster and avoid other obstacles.
The maximum velocity of the Renault 21 Hatchback 1.7 i 95HP manual is greater as compared to this of the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe 324 d 86HP automatic which allows to travel the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 27 kilometers/hour is small and is imperceptible in daily use.
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Renault 21 Hatchback 1.7 i 95HP manual is 5 % wider than the BMW. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Renault 21 which can contain 9 l more fuel in relation to the BMW. The average fuel tank capacity in the middle class, from which the Renault 21 Hatchback comes from, equals 63 liters, whereas in middle segment (represented by the BMW) it amounts to 63 l.
Renault 21 has 3 % longer wheelbase than the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe 324 d 86HP automatic. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The Renault 21 is 3 percent longer when compared to the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe 324 d 86HP automatic. Long cars are more spacious and in most cases have more storage space. While the Renault 21 Hatchback occurs to be better choice for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the BMW 3-Series E30 may be more appropriate to singles because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
Much more comfortable and useful car is 5-door Renault. The two-door version of BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe features little advantages, except for sporty look.
Model release date
The difference in debut day between compared cars is only 1 year, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a dizzying pace and for that reason the Renault 21 Hatchback may have more advanced technologies.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Renault 21, which is by 38 millimeters higher than the BMW 3-Series E30 Coupe 324 d 86HP automatic, is appropriate option for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.