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2009 BMW 325 vs. 1968 Buick Riviera

To start off, 2009 BMW 325 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 90 more horse power than 2009 BMW 325. (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 325.

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 330 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 325. (315 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 325. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2009 BMW 325 has manual transmission. 2009 BMW 325 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.

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2009 BMW 325 1968 Buick Riviera
Make BMW Buick
Model 325 Riviera
Year Released 2009 1968
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 7050 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 305 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 645 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 106.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 99.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 245 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 5370 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 75 L


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