1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2006 Citroen C3

To start off, 2006 Citroen C3 is newer by 31 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) has 43 more horse power than 2006 Citroen C3. (72 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2006 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Citroen C3 weights approximately 20 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 58 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Citroen C3. (118 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Citroen C3. 2006 Citroen C3 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. 2006 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2006 Citroen C3
Make Lancia Citroen
Model Beta C3
Year Released 1975 2006
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 72 HP
Torque 176 Nm 118 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 167 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 45 L


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