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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 40 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 124 more horse power than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. (181 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 180 kg more than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. 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 395 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. (250 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2008 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera E
Year Released 1968 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 181 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 193 km/hour 235 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


 

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