2007 Citroen C3 vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2007 Citroen C3 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 2007 Citroen C3. (87 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 2007 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1975 Lancia Beta weights approximately 15 kg more than 2007 Citroen C3. 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, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Citroen C3. (133 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Citroen C3. 2007 Citroen C3 has automatic transmission and 1975 Lancia Beta has manual transmission. 1975 Lancia Beta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Citroen C3 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Citroen Lancia
Model C3 Beta
Year Released 2007 1975
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1360 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 87 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 133 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1045 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 51 L