1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1968 Opel Commodore

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Opel Commodore. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Opel Commodore would be higher. At 2,239 cc (6 cylinders), 1968 Opel Commodore is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1968 Opel Commodore. (94 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1968 Opel Commodore. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Opel Commodore weights approximately 116 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1968 Opel Commodore 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 1968 Opel Commodore. 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 19 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Opel Commodore. (157 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Opel Commodore.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1968 Opel Commodore
Make Lancia Opel
Model Beta Commodore
Year Released 1975 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2239 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1176 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 70 L


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