1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML is newer by 36 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 2,987 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML (201 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 86 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML (500 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 324 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML 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. 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML
Make Lancia Mercedes-Benz
Model Beta ML
Year Released 1975 2011
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 500 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1400 RPM
Top Speed 180 km/hour 209 km/hour
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4803 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1796 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2916 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 93 L


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