1999 Ford Mondeo vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 1999 Ford Mondeo is newer by 24 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 2,495 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Ford Mondeo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Ford Mondeo (128 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 215 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, 1999 Ford Mondeo (181 Nm @ 5500 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1999 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Ford Mondeo 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Ford Lancia
Model Mondeo Beta
Year Released 1999 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2495 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 128 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 90 mm
Top Speed 231 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1275 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 51 L


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