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2009 Audi A5 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2009 Audi A5 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 40 more horse power than 2009 Audi A5. (265 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2009 Audi A5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 1005 kg more than 2009 Audi A5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Audi A5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1968 Buick Riviera. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Audi A5 will offer significantly more control. 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 2009 Audi A5. (330 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A5.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A5 1968 Buick Riviera
Make Audi Buick
Model A5 Riviera
Year Released 2009 1968
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3197 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 265 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 895 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1990 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 75 L


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