1976 Bitter Diplomat vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1976 Bitter Diplomat is newer by 1 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 5,354 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Bitter Diplomat is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Bitter Diplomat (228 HP @ 4700 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Bitter Diplomat should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Bitter Diplomat weights approximately 620 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 1976 Bitter Diplomat is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1976 Bitter Diplomat. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1976 Bitter Diplomat (419 Nm @ 3100 RPM) has 243 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1976 Bitter Diplomat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Bitter Diplomat 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Bitter Lancia
Model Diplomat Beta
Year Released 1976 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5354 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4700 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 419 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3100 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1680 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2550 mm


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