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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1947 Citroen 11

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1947 Citroen 11. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1947 Citroen 11 would be higher. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 250 more horse power than 1947 Citroen 11. (55 HP @ 3200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1947 Citroen 11. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 780 kg more than 1947 Citroen 11. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Buick Riviera 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 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1947 Citroen 11, 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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1947 Citroen 11 has manual transmission. 1947 Citroen 11 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1947 Citroen 11
Make Buick Citroen
Model Riviera 11
Year Released 1968 1947
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 55 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1120 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3100 mm


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