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1971 Buick Riviera vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Buick Riviera would be higher. At 7,468 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Buick Riviera (311 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Buick Riviera weights approximately 255 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 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, 1971 Buick Riviera (617 Nm @ 2600 RPM) has 302 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1971 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Buick Riviera 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Riviera E
Year Released 1971 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7468 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 311 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 617 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.3:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2040 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5560 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3110 mm 2830 mm


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