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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano

To start off, 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano is newer by 35 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 118 more horse power than 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano. (187 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano.

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 364 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano. (281 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2003 Mercedes-Benz Viano
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera Viano
Year Released 1968 2003
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 187 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 75 L


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