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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1984 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 1984 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 16 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 151 more horse power than 1984 Mercedes-Benz S. (154 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1984 Mercedes-Benz S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 340 kg more than 1984 Mercedes-Benz S. 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 422 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Mercedes-Benz S. (223 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Mercedes-Benz S. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1984 Mercedes-Benz S has manual transmission. 1984 Mercedes-Benz S 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 1984 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera S
Year Released 1968 1984
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2744 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2950 mm


 

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