1998 Citroen Xsara vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1998 Citroen Xsara is newer by 23 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 26 more horse power than 1998 Citroen Xsara. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1998 Citroen Xsara. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 130 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, 1998 Citroen Xsara (201 Nm @ 2250 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1998 Citroen Xsara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Citroen Xsara 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Citroen Lancia
Model Xsara Beta
Year Released 1998 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1904 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 201 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2250 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 90 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1190 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4170 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2550 mm


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