1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1972 Audi 80

To start off, 1975 Lancia Beta is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Audi 80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Audi 80 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 40 more horse power than 1972 Audi 80. (75 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1972 Audi 80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 148 kg more than 1972 Audi 80. 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 64 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Audi 80. (112 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Audi 80.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1972 Audi 80
Make Lancia Audi
Model Beta 80
Year Released 1975 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1588 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 75 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 112 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.2:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 912 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4390 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 60 L


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