1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1975 Peugeot 104

To start off, both 1975 Lancia Beta and 1975 Peugeot 104 were released in the same year (1975). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 49 more horse power than 1975 Peugeot 104. (66 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1975 Peugeot 104. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 260 kg more than 1975 Peugeot 104. 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 93 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Peugeot 104. (83 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Peugeot 104.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1975 Peugeot 104
Make Lancia Peugeot
Model Beta 104
Year Released 1975 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1124 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 66 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 83 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 72 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 69 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.2:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 155 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 800 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3630 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 40 L


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