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2000 Alpina B3 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2000 Alpina B3 is newer by 32 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 4 more horse power than 2000 Alpina B3. (301 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2000 Alpina B3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 420 kg more than 2000 Alpina B3. 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 282 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Alpina B3. (363 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Alpina B3.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Alpina B3 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Alpina Buick
Model B3 Riviera
Year Released 2000 1968
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3299 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 301 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 363 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93.8 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1480 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 75 L


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