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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1963 Wartburg 311

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Wartburg 311. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Wartburg 311 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 269 more horse power than 1963 Wartburg 311. (36 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1963 Wartburg 311. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 940 kg more than 1963 Wartburg 311. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 564 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Wartburg 311. (81 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Wartburg 311. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1963 Wartburg 311 has manual transmission. 1963 Wartburg 311 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.

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1968 Buick Riviera 1963 Wartburg 311
Make Buick Wartburg
Model Riviera 311
Year Released 1968 1963
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 900 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 36 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 81 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 70.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 78 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 43 L


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