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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1964 MG Midget

To start off, 1968 Buick Riviera is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 MG Midget. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 MG Midget 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 259 more horse power than 1964 MG Midget. (46 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1964 MG Midget. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1165 kg more than 1964 MG Midget. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 561 more torque (in Nm) than 1964 MG Midget. (84 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1964 MG Midget. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1964 MG Midget has manual transmission. 1964 MG Midget 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 1964 MG Midget
Make Buick MG
Model Riviera Midget
Year Released 1968 1964
Body Type Coupe Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 948 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 46 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 84 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 142 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 735 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3480 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1372 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1232 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2032 mm


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