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2009 Audi A4 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2009 Audi A4 is newer by 41 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 164 more horse power than 2009 Audi A4. (141 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2009 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 380 kg more than 2009 Audi A4. 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, 2009 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 325 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A4. (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A4. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2009 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2009 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:

2009 Audi A4 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Audi Buick
Model A4 Riviera
Year Released 2009 1968
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 141 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 203 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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