2007 Audi A3 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2007 Audi A3 is newer by 32 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 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Audi A3 (247 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi A3 weights approximately 475 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 2007 Audi A3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Lancia Beta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Audi A3 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Audi A3 (320 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi A3 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Audi Lancia
Model A3 Beta
Year Released 2007 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3189 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 247 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.9 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 8.9:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1535 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 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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