1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250

To start off, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 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 2,525 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 (127 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 weights approximately 300 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 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 250. 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 250 (196 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1976 Mercedes-Benz 250 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 250
Make Lancia Mercedes-Benz
Model Beta 250
Year Released 1975 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2525 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 127 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 196 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 72.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.7:1
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 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 80 L


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