1993 BMW 5.8 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1993 BMW 5.8 is newer by 18 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 5,800 cc (12 cylinders), 1993 BMW 5.8 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 BMW 5.8 weights approximately 780 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Because 1993 BMW 5.8 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 1993 BMW 5.8. 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, 1993 BMW 5.8 (786 Nm) has 610 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 1993 BMW 5.8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1993 BMW 5.8 1975 Lancia Beta
Make BMW Lancia
Model 5.8 Beta
Year Released 1993 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5800 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 786 Nm 176 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 321 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1840 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2550 mm


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