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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 BMW 325

To start off, 2007 BMW 325 is newer by 39 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 90 more horse power than 2007 BMW 325. (215 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2007 BMW 325. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 225 kg more than 2007 BMW 325. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 BMW 325 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1968 Buick Riviera. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 BMW 325 will offer significantly more control. 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 395 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 BMW 325. (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2007 BMW 325
Make Buick BMW
Model Riviera 325
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 235 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1675 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 63 L


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