1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1996 Proton Perdana

To start off, 1996 Proton Perdana 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 1,999 cc (6 cylinders), 1996 Proton Perdana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Proton Perdana (148 HP @ 6750 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Proton Perdana should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Proton Perdana weights approximately 240 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, 1996 Proton Perdana (179 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1996 Proton Perdana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 1996 Proton Perdana 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. 1996 Proton Perdana will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1996 Proton Perdana
Make Lancia Proton
Model Beta Perdana
Year Released 1975 1996
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6750 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 179 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2640 mm


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