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1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 44 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 would be higher. At 6,330 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 (248 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 66 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 weights approximately 1030 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 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 Mercedes-Benz 600. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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 Mercedes-Benz 600 (500 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 267 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mercedes-Benz Buick
Model 600 LaCrosse
Year Released 1968 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6330 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 248 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 500 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2770 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 6250 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1960 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3910 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 59 L


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