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1985 Audi 100 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 1985 Audi 100 is newer by 17 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 235 more horse power than 1985 Audi 100. (70 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1985 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 640 kg more than 1985 Audi 100. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1985 Audi 100, 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 522 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Audi 100. (123 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Audi 100. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1985 Audi 100 has manual transmission. 1985 Audi 100 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:

1985 Audi 100 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Audi Buick
Model 100 Riviera
Year Released 1985 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1986 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 70 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 123 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 154 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 3030 mm


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