2009 Kia Opirus vs. 1975 Lancia Beta

To start off, 2009 Kia Opirus is newer by 34 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 3,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Kia Opirus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Kia Opirus (200 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 1975 Lancia Beta. (115 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Kia Opirus should accelerate faster than 1975 Lancia Beta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Kia Opirus weights approximately 837 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.

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, 2009 Kia Opirus (298 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Lancia Beta. (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Kia Opirus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Lancia Beta. 2009 Kia Opirus 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. 2009 Kia Opirus will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Kia Opirus 1975 Lancia Beta
Make Kia Lancia
Model Opirus Beta
Year Released 2009 1975
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3497 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 200 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.9:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1897 kg 1060 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 51 L


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