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2004 BMW 320 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2004 BMW 320 is newer by 36 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 137 more horse power than 2004 BMW 320. (168 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2004 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 430 kg more than 2004 BMW 320. 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 435 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 BMW 320. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 BMW 320. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2004 BMW 320 has manual transmission. 2004 BMW 320 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:

2004 BMW 320 1968 Buick Riviera
Make BMW Buick
Model 320 Riviera
Year Released 2004 1968
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2171 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 168 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 226 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 75 L


 

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