2006 Audi A3 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2006 Audi A3 is newer by 31 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, 2006 Audi A3 (197 HP) has 82 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A3 weights approximately 350 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, 2006 Audi A3 (280 Nm) has 104 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm). This means 2006 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A3 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Audi Lancia
Model A3 Beta
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1982 cc 1995 cc
Horse Power 197 HP 115 HP
Torque 280 Nm 176 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 234 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 51 L


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