1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1968 Mini Clubman

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Mini Clubman. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Mini Clubman 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 77 more horse power than 1968 Mini Clubman. (38 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1968 Mini Clubman. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 380 kg more than 1968 Mini Clubman. 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 104 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Mini Clubman. (72 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Mini Clubman.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1968 Mini Clubman
Make Lancia Mini
Model Beta Clubman
Year Released 1975 1968
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 38 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 72 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 680 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3180 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1420 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2040 mm


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