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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2010 Audi A5

To start off, 2010 Audi A5 is newer by 42 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 147 more horse power than 2010 Audi A5. (158 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2010 Audi A5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 140 kg more than 2010 Audi A5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Buick Riviera is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Audi A5, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 2010 Audi A5. (250 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Audi A5.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2010 Audi A5
Make Buick Audi
Model Riviera A5
Year Released 1968 2010
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1760 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4623 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1382 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2751 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 67 L


 

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