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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2011 BMW 320

To start off, 2011 BMW 320 is newer by 43 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 123 more horse power than 2011 BMW 320. (182 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2011 BMW 320.

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 265 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 BMW 320. (380 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 BMW 320. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2011 BMW 320 has manual transmission. 2011 BMW 320 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2011 BMW 320
Make Buick BMW
Model Riviera 320
Year Released 1968 2011
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4624 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1811 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1384 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 57 L


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