2001 BMW 745 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2001 BMW 745 is newer by 26 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 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 BMW 745 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 BMW 745 (284 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 169 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 BMW 745 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 BMW 745 weights approximately 640 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.

Because 2001 BMW 745 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 2001 BMW 745. 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, 2001 BMW 745 (390 Nm) has 214 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 2001 BMW 745 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2001 BMW 745 has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 BMW 745 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 BMW 745 1975 Lancia Beta
Make BMW Lancia
Model 745 Beta
Year Released 2001 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4400 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 284 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 7400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 390 Nm 176 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1700 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2550 mm


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