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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2013 Mini Roadster

To start off, 2013 Mini Roadster is newer by 45 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 655 kg more than 2013 Mini Roadster.

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, 2013 Mini Roadster, 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 385 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Mini Roadster. (260 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Mini Roadster. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2013 Mini Roadster has manual transmission. 2013 Mini Roadster 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 2013 Mini Roadster
Make Buick Mini
Model Riviera Roadster
Year Released 1968 2013
Body Type Coupe Roadster
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 260 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3734 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1892 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2467 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 50 L


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