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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Chevrolet Epica?

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12 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 156

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 93 mm vs 83 mm 11% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 150 bhp

184 kw. vs 110 kw.

40% or 100 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 9.7 sec. 3.4 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 124 mph 31 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 101% or 23.27 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 66% or 21.16 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 37.7 mpg 145% or 22.3 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 485 kg 2% or 10 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 1200 kg 14% or 200 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 1560 kg 7% or 100 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

9 reasons to buy Chevrolet Epica

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.5 vs 10.5 40% or 7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 92 mm vs 78 mm 15% or 14 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 320 nM vs 300 nM 6% or 20 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 105 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 73% or 77 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 480 liters vs 360 liters 25% or 120 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 65 liters vs 63 liters 3% or 2 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2045 kg vs 1955 kg 4% or 90 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.8 meters vs 12.1 meters 12% or 1.3 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Chevrolet Epica

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1991 cm3 37% or 1188 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V6 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4805 mm 8% or 375 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1810 mm 4% or 65 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1450 mm 1% or 20 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2700 mm 4% or 105 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/60 R16
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/60 R16
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs Compact
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 5 bolt holes vs 6 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)