1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle is newer by 32 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 @ 5500 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle weights approximately 232 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 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta New Beetle
Year Released 1975 2007
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1593 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 178 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1292 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L


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