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2008 Audi A4 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2008 Audi A4 is newer by 40 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 205 kg more than 2008 Audi A4.

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, 2008 Audi A4, 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 315 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A4. (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Audi A4. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2008 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2008 Audi A4 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:

2008 Audi A4 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Audi Buick
Model A4 Riviera
Year Released 2008 1968
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3123 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 305 HP
Torque 330 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1695 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4180 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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