1988 Lancia Thema vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1988 Lancia Thema is newer by 13 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. Both 1988 Lancia Thema and 1975 Lancia Beta are equipped with a 1,995 cc engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Lancia Thema (150 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Lancia Thema should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Lancia Thema weights approximately 270 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.

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, 1988 Lancia Thema (184 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1988 Lancia Thema will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Lancia Thema 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Lancia Lancia
Model Thema Beta
Year Released 1988 1975
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 150 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.9:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1330 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2550 mm


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