2006 Audi A4 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2006 Audi A4 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 A4 (161 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A4 weights approximately 482 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 A4 (225 Nm @ 1950 RPM) has 49 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A4 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Audi Lancia
Model A4 Beta
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1781 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 225 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 226 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1542 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L


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