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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2011 BMW 530

To start off, 2011 BMW 530 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 49 more horse power than 2011 BMW 530. (256 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2011 BMW 530.

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 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 BMW 530. (540 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 BMW 530.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2011 BMW 530
Make Buick BMW
Model Riviera 530
Year Released 1968 2011
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 2993 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 256 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 540 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4907 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1462 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2968 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


 

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