1974 Austin Maxi vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Austin Maxi. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Austin Maxi would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1974 Austin Maxi. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1974 Austin Maxi. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 80 kg more than 1974 Austin Maxi. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Austin Maxi. (104 Nm @ 3100 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Austin Maxi.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Austin Maxi 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Austin Lancia
Model Maxi Beta
Year Released 1974 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1485 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 69 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 104 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3100 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76.2 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.4 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 980 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4030 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 51 L


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