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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2010 BMW 650

To start off, 2010 BMW 650 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, 2010 BMW 650 (360 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1968 Buick Riviera. (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 BMW 650 should accelerate faster than 1968 Buick Riviera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 BMW 650 weights approximately 40 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 157 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 BMW 650. (488 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 BMW 650.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2010 BMW 650
Make Buick BMW
Model Riviera 650
Year Released 1968 2010
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 4800 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 305 HP 360 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 488 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
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 1940 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4831 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1374 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2779 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


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