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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Lotus Esprit?

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Alfa Romeo 146 Lotus Esprit

5 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.3 vs 8.0 22% or 2.3 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 121 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 69% or 83 g/mile
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1190 kg vs 1380 kg 16% or 190 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 5 vs 2 3

13 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 82 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 81 mm vs 75.65 mm 7% or 5.35 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 120 bhp

260 kw. vs 88 kw.

66% or 230 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 144 nM 64% or 256 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 5.8 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 121 mph 49 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 60% or 12.77 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 45% or 13.78 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 25 mpg 77% or 10.88 mpg
Emissions
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 51 liters 30% or 22 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 6500 RPM 3% or 200 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 3506 cm3 54% or 1908 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Mid-mounted
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Fuel injection twin-turbo
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 4369 mm 3% or 112 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1883 mm 9% or 171 mm narrower
Height 1426 mm vs 1150 mm 19% or 276 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 235/40 ZR17
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 285/35 ZR18
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs Compact (saving space)
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs Front 8.5J/black 10J
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)