1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1985 Mitsubishi Magna

To start off, 1985 Mitsubishi Magna is newer by 10 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 2,555 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Mitsubishi Magna is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Mitsubishi Magna (124 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Mitsubishi Magna should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Mitsubishi Magna weights approximately 265 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.

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, 1985 Mitsubishi Magna (205 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1985 Mitsubishi Magna will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1985 Mitsubishi Magna has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1985 Mitsubishi Magna will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1985 Mitsubishi Magna
Make Lancia Mitsubishi
Model Beta Magna
Year Released 1975 1985
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2555 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 205 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2600 mm


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