2002 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 27 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, 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 (118 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 weights approximately 284 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Alfa Romeo 156. (146 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Alfa Romeo 156.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Alfa Romeo 156 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Alfa Romeo Lancia
Model 156 Beta
Year Released 2002 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 118 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 146 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.6 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 200 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 1344 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 51 L


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