1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2011 Volvo S80

To start off, 2011 Volvo S80 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 3,200 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Volvo S80 (240 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 125 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Volvo S80 weights approximately 646 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, 2011 Volvo S80 (320 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2011 Volvo S80 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 Volvo S80 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2011 Volvo S80
Make Lancia Volvo
Model Beta S80
Year Released 1975 2011
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3200 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1706 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4851 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1862 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1494 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2835 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 70 L


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