1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1997 Lancia K

To start off, 1997 Lancia K is newer by 22 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. Both 1975 Lancia Beta and 1997 Lancia K are equipped with a 1,995 cc engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Lancia K (220 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Lancia K should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Lancia K weights approximately 420 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, 1997 Lancia K (309 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 133 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1997 Lancia K will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1997 Lancia K
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Beta K
Year Released 1975 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 220 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 309 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 75.7 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 8.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 243 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 70 L


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