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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS (469 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 164 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS weights approximately 20 kg more than 1968 Buick Riviera. 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS (700 Nm @ 2650 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Buick Riviera. (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Buick Riviera.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera CLS
Year Released 1968 2007
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 5439 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 469 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 700 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2650 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 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1920 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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