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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2000 Mercedes-Benz A

To start off, 2000 Mercedes-Benz A is newer by 32 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 215 more horse power than 2000 Mercedes-Benz A. (90 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2000 Mercedes-Benz A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 805 kg more than 2000 Mercedes-Benz A. 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, 2000 Mercedes-Benz A, 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 505 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Mercedes-Benz A. (140 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Mercedes-Benz A.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2000 Mercedes-Benz A
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera A
Year Released 1968 2000
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 140 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 79.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1095 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3580 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1580 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 54 L


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