1987 Citroen Axel vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1987 Citroen Axel is newer by 12 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 81 more horse power than 1987 Citroen Axel. (34 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1987 Citroen Axel. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 240 kg more than 1987 Citroen Axel. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 126 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Citroen Axel. (50 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Citroen Axel.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Citroen Axel 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Citroen Lancia
Model Axel Beta
Year Released 1987 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 652 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 34 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 50 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 820 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3730 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1550 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2550 mm


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