1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2004 Mazda 6

To start off, 2004 Mazda 6 is newer by 29 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), 2004 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mazda 6 (139 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Mazda 6 weights approximately 315 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, 2004 Mazda 6 (181 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2004 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2004 Mazda 6
Make Lancia Mazda
Model Beta 6
Year Released 1975 2004
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
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 139 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 181 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 87.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 11.0:1
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 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 64 L


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