1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230

To start off, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 2,307 cc (4 cylinders), 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230. (109 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 weights approximately 296 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 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 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230. 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, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 (185 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1976 Mercedes-Benz 230
Make Lancia Mercedes-Benz
Model Beta 230
Year Released 1975 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2307 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 185 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 93.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 83.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 9.0:1
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 1356 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 65 L


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