1983 Austin Ambassador vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1983 Austin Ambassador is newer by 8 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 32 more horse power than 1983 Austin Ambassador. (83 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1983 Austin Ambassador. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Austin Ambassador weights approximately 145 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 45 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Austin Ambassador. (131 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Austin Ambassador.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Austin Ambassador 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Austin Lancia
Model Ambassador Beta
Year Released 1983 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1698 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 83 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 131 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1205 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2550 mm