1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2003 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2003 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 28 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 3,196 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Volkswagen Golf (238 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 488 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, 2003 Volkswagen Golf (320 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2003 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2003 Volkswagen Golf
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta Golf
Year Released 1975 2003
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3196 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 238 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 96 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 11.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1548 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4180 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 62 L


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