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13 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 72 mm 12% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 77 bhp

88 kw. vs 57 kw.

36% or 43 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 144 nM vs 115 nM 20% or 29 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.6 sec. vs 13.2 sec. 2.6 sec.
More top speed 121 mph vs 103 mph 18 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 41% or 13.86 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 44.11 mpg vs 56.46 mpg 28% or 12.35 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25 mpg vs 37.7 mpg 51% or 12.7 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 51 liters vs 45 liters 12% or 6 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1710 kg vs 1585 kg 7% or 125 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1200 kg vs 1000 kg 17% or 200 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years

9 reasons to buy Fiat Grande Punto

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.0 vs 10.3 6% or 0.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 84 mm vs 75.65 mm 10% or 8.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 86 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 41% or 35 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 560 kg vs 520 kg 7% or 40 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1025 kg vs 1190 kg 16% or 165 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 11.5 meters 15% or 1.5 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Fiat Grande Punto

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 6000 RPM 5% or 300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 1368 cm3 14% or 230 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4030 mm 5% or 227 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1687 mm 1% or 25 mm wider
Height 1426 mm vs 1490 mm 4% or 64 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2510 mm 1% or 30 mm more
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 175/65 R15
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 175/65 R15
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs 175/65 R15
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs 15" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)