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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK is newer by 41 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK (877 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 572 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 142 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK.

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 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (630 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera CLK
Year Released 1968 2009
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 6208 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 877 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 630 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 250 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 1758 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1420 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 62 L


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