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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Citroen C3 Pluriel?

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Alfa Romeo 156 Citroen C3 Pluriel

17 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.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 93 mm vs 75 mm 19% or 18 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 78 mm vs 77 mm 1% or 1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 75 bhp

184 kw. vs 55 kw.

70% or 175 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 300 nM vs 117 nM 61% or 183 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 13.9 sec. 7.6 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 99 mph 56 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 80% or 18.48 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 63% or 20.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 31.01 mpg 101% or 15.61 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 360 liters vs 266 liters 26% or 94 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 63 liters vs 47 liters 25% or 16 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1955 kg vs 1513 kg 23% or 442 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 355 kg 28% or 140 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 800 kg 43% or 600 kg
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 4 1

5 reasons to buy Citroen C3 Pluriel

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 84% or 83 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1158 kg vs 1460 kg 26% or 302 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.29 meters vs 12.1 meters 7% or 0.81 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Citroen C3 Pluriel

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 5400 RPM 13% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1360 cm3 57% or 1819 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 Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 3934 mm 11% or 496 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1700 mm 3% or 45 mm wider
Height 1430 mm vs 1563 mm 9% or 133 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2460 mm 5% or 135 mm more
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 185/65 R15
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 185/65 R15
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs Compact
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)