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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or BMW 8-Series?

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Alfa Romeo 146 BMW 8-Series

4 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 121 g/mile vs 198 g/mile 64% or 77 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 520 kg vs 420 kg 19% or 100 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1190 kg vs 1895 kg 59% or 705 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

12 reasons to buy BMW 8-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

286 bhp vs 120 bhp

210 kw. vs 88 kw.

58% or 166 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 420 nM vs 144 nM 66% or 276 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 3.6 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 121 mph 34 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.11 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 61% or 12.9 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 29.69 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 49% or 14.42 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.1 mpg vs 25 mpg 77% or 10.9 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 51 liters 43% or 39 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2240 kg vs 1710 kg 24% or 530 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1200 kg 25% or 400 kg

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. BMW 8-Series

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 5700 RPM 10% or 600 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 4398 cm3 64% or 2800 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4780 mm 11% or 523 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1885 mm 9% or 173 mm narrower
Height 1426 mm vs 1340 mm 6% or 86 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2684 mm 5% or 144 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 235/45R17
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 265/40R17
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs F8JX17 R9JX17 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)