2006 BMW 645 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2006 BMW 645 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 4,398 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 BMW 645 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 BMW 645 (328 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 213 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW 645 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW 645 weights approximately 755 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 2006 BMW 645 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 2006 BMW 645. 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, 2006 BMW 645 (450 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 274 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 BMW 645 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW 645 1975 Lancia Beta
Make BMW Lancia
Model 645 Beta
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4398 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 328 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.7 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 250 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1815 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2790 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L