2007 BMW 330 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2007 BMW 330 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 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 330 (254 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 139 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 330 weights approximately 595 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 BMW 330 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 BMW 330 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 BMW 330 (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 330 1975 Lancia Beta
Make BMW Lancia
Model 330 Beta
Year Released 2007 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 254 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 245 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1655 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 51 L


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