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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1993 Citroen BX

To start off, 1993 Citroen BX is newer by 25 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) has 231 more horse power than 1993 Citroen BX. (74 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1993 Citroen BX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 970 kg more than 1993 Citroen BX. 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, 1993 Citroen BX, 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 @ 3200 RPM) has 535 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Citroen BX. (110 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Citroen BX. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1993 Citroen BX has manual transmission. 1993 Citroen BX 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 1993 Citroen BX
Make Buick Citroen
Model Riviera BX
Year Released 1968 1993
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 74 HP
Torque 645 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 66 L


 

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