1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1992 Peugeot 405

To start off, 1992 Peugeot 405 is newer by 17 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Peugeot 405 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Peugeot 405 (120 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1992 Peugeot 405 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Peugeot 405 weights approximately 110 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.

Let's talk about torque, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Peugeot 405. (168 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Peugeot 405.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1992 Peugeot 405
Make Lancia Peugeot
Model Beta 405
Year Released 1975 1992
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 168 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.8:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1170 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2710 mm


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