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16 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 79.5 mm 15% or 13.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 100 bhp

184 kw. vs 74 kw.

60% or 150 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 300 nM vs 240 nM 20% or 60 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 12.1 sec. 5.8 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 117 mph 38 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 132% or 30.27 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 64.13 mpg 100% or 32.02 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 169% or 26.08 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 1180 liters vs 455 liters 61% or 725 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 63 liters vs 55 liters 13% or 8 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1955 kg vs 1830 kg 6% or 125 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 403 kg 19% or 92 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 1300 kg 7% or 100 kg
More maximum roof load 80 kg vs 75 kg 6% or 5 kg

6 reasons to buy Volkswagen Bora

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.0 vs 10.5 45% or 8.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 78 mm 18% or 17.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 89 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 104% or 93 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1427 kg vs 1460 kg 2% or 33 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.9 meters vs 12.1 meters 11% or 1.2 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Volkswagen Bora

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1896 cm3 40% or 1283 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 Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4376 mm 1% or 54 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1735 mm 1% or 10 mm wider
Height 1430 mm vs 1446 mm 1% or 16 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2513 mm 3% or 82 mm more
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 195/65 R15V
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 195/65 R15V
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 195/65 R15V
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 6Jx15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)