1957 Chrysler Imperial vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Chrysler Imperial. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Chrysler Imperial would be higher. At 5,802 cc (8 cylinders), 1957 Chrysler Imperial is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Chrysler Imperial (276 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1957 Chrysler Imperial should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 Chrysler Imperial weights approximately 1300 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1957 Chrysler Imperial (510 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 334 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1957 Chrysler Imperial will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1957 Chrysler Imperial 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Chrysler Lancia
Model Imperial Beta
Year Released 1957 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5802 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 276 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 510 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Vehicle Weight 2360 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 6170 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 3800 mm 2550 mm


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