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 2,993 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 330 (201 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 86 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 555 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 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 2007 BMW 330. 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, 2007 BMW 330 (410 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 234 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 Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 201 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 410 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 17.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1615 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 51 L


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