1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1958 Morris Oxford

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Morris Oxford. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Morris Oxford 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 66 more horse power than 1958 Morris Oxford. (49 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1958 Morris Oxford. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1958 Morris Oxford weights approximately 26 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1958 Morris Oxford 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 1958 Morris Oxford. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 Morris Oxford. (106 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 Morris Oxford.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1958 Morris Oxford
Make Lancia Morris
Model Beta Oxford
Year Released 1975 1958
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88.9 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm


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