1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2012 Opel Astra

To start off, 2012 Opel Astra is newer by 37 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 26 more horse power than 2012 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2012 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Opel Astra weights approximately 170 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 51 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2012 Opel Astra
Make Lancia Opel
Model Beta Astra
Year Released 1975 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1384 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 175 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 52 L