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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1969 Citroen Ami

To start off, 1969 Citroen Ami is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera 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 270 more horse power than 1969 Citroen Ami. (35 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1969 Citroen Ami. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1280 kg more than 1969 Citroen Ami. 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, 1969 Citroen Ami, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm) has 603 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Citroen Ami. (42 Nm). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Citroen Ami.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 1969 Citroen Ami
Make Buick Citroen
Model Riviera Ami
Year Released 1968 1969
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 602 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 35 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 42 Nm
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 74 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 70 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 620 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3880 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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