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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. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2008 Audi A4. (265 HP @ 3000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster 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 198 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Audi A4. (447 Nm @ 3000 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 Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3196 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 265 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 3000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 447 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3200 RPM
Top Speed 250 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 Length 4590 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 75 L


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