1985 Lada 2104 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1985 Lada 2104 is newer by 10 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 45 more horse power than 1985 Lada 2104. (70 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1985 Lada 2104. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 46 kg more than 1985 Lada 2104. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Lada 2104 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 1985 Lada 2104. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Lada 2104. (94 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Lada 2104.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Lada 2104 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Lada Lancia
Model 2104 Beta
Year Released 1985 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1294 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 70 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 94 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 71 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1014 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2550 mm


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