1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2010 Infiniti M

To start off, 2010 Infiniti M is newer by 35 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 4,493 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Infiniti M is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Infiniti M (325 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 210 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Infiniti M should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Infiniti M weights approximately 659 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.

Because 2010 Infiniti M is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Infiniti M will offer significantly more control. 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, 2010 Infiniti M (456 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 280 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2010 Infiniti M will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2010 Infiniti M 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. 2010 Infiniti M will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2010 Infiniti M
Make Lancia Infiniti
Model Beta M
Year Released 1975 2010
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 4493 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 325 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 456 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1719 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4940 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 76 L


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