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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Volvo S40?

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15 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 75 mm 19% or 18 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 109 bhp

184 kw. vs 80 kw.

56% or 141 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 sec. 5.7 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 118 mph 37 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 23 mpg vs 57.56 mpg 150% or 34.56 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.11 mpg vs 67.24 mpg 109% or 35.13 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 45.56 mpg 196% or 30.16 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 1180 liters vs 883 liters 25% or 297 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 63 liters vs 52 liters 17% or 11 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1955 kg vs 1880 kg 4% or 75 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 495 kg vs 477 kg 4% or 18 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

8 reasons to buy Volvo S40

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.3 vs 10.5 43% or 7.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 88.3 mm vs 78 mm 12% or 10.3 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 80 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 128% or 102 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 404 liters vs 360 liters 11% or 44 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1403 kg vs 1460 kg 4% or 57 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 12.1 meters 14% or 1.5 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 156 vs. Volvo S40

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 4000 RPM 35% or 2200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 1560 cm3 51% or 1619 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V6 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
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 4476 mm 1% or 46 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1770 mm 1% or 25 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1454 mm 2% or 24 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2640 mm 2% or 45 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs repair kit
Type of wheels 7.5Jx17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 5 bolt holes vs CERYX
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)