1975 Lancia Beta vs. 2013 Lincoln MKS

To start off, 2013 Lincoln MKS is newer by 38 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 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Lincoln MKS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Lincoln MKS (301 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 186 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Lincoln MKS should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Lincoln MKS weights approximately 856 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 2013 Lincoln MKS 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, 2013 Lincoln MKS 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, 2013 Lincoln MKS (380 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2013 Lincoln MKS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2013 Lincoln MKS 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. 2013 Lincoln MKS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 2013 Lincoln MKS
Make Lancia Lincoln
Model Beta MKS
Year Released 1975 2013
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 115 HP 301 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1916 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5222 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 2172 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1565 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2868 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 72 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]