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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Volkswagen Phaeton?

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Alfa Romeo 156 Volkswagen Phaeton

9 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 156

Engine and transmission
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 225 bhp

184 kw. vs 165 kw.

10% or 25 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 8.8 sec. 2.5 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 145 mph 10 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 29.39 mpg 28% or 6.39 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 36.7 mpg 14% or 4.59 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 21.89 mpg 42% or 6.49 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 408 kg 18% or 87 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 2372 kg 62% or 912 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17 vs 10.5 38% or 6.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 91.4 mm vs 78 mm 15% or 13.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 450 nM vs 300 nM 33% or 150 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 161 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 13% or 21 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 69 dB vs 74 dB 7% or 5 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 500 liters vs 360 liters 28% or 140 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 63 liters 30% or 27 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2780 kg vs 1955 kg 30% or 825 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2500 kg vs 1400 kg 44% or 1100 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 80 kg 20% or 20 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 12 meters vs 12.1 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 2967 cm3 7% or 212 cm3 more
Cylinders location V6 vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 5055 mm 12% or 625 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1903 mm 8% or 158 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1450 mm 1% or 20 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2881 mm 10% or 286 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 235/55 R17
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 235/55 R17
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 235/55 R17
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 5 bolt holes vs INSPIRATION
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)