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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Cadillac BLS

To start off, 2006 Cadillac BLS is newer by 38 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 156 more horse power than 2006 Cadillac BLS. (149 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Cadillac BLS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 440 kg more than 2006 Cadillac BLS. 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, 2006 Cadillac BLS, 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 325 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Cadillac BLS. (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Cadillac BLS. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2006 Cadillac BLS has manual transmission. 2006 Cadillac BLS 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 2006 Cadillac BLS
Make Buick Cadillac
Model Riviera BLS
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 149 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 58 L


 

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