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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK 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 77 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (228 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 205 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK. 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 345 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera CLK
Year Released 1968 2006
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 245 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 62 L


 

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