1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1996 Opel Astra

To start off, 1996 Opel Astra is newer by 21 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1996 Opel Astra. (74 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1996 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Opel Astra weights approximately 200 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

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 11 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Opel Astra. (165 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1996 Opel Astra
Make Lancia Opel
Model Beta Astra
Year Released 1975 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1686 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 18.4:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 175 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 1260 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2400 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 52 L