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What is Better Alfa Romeo 156 or Volvo S70?

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11 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 156

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 5 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 10.5 vs 8.5 19% or 2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 93 mm vs 81 mm 13% or 12 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

250 bhp vs 240 bhp

184 kw. vs 176 kw.

4% or 10 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.3 sec. vs 7 sec. 0.7 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 152 mph 3 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 38.19 mpg 19% or 6.08 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 15.4 mpg vs 21.2 mpg 38% or 5.8 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1955 kg vs 1950 kg 0% or 5 kg

8 reasons to buy Volvo S70

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 90 mm vs 78 mm 13% or 12 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 330 nM vs 300 nM 9% or 30 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 142 g/mile vs 182 g/mile 28% or 40 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 68 liters vs 63 liters 7% or 5 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1400 kg 13% or 200 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 80 kg 20% or 20 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1376 kg vs 1460 kg 6% or 84 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 S70

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6200 RPM vs 5400 RPM 13% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3179 cm3 vs 2319 cm3 27% or 860 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 Multi-point fuel injection with turbo
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4430 mm vs 4720 mm 6% or 290 mm shorter
Width 1745 mm vs 1760 mm 1% or 15 mm narrower
Height 1430 mm vs 1390 mm 3% or 40 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2595 mm vs 2660 mm 2% or 65 mm less
Front tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/50R16W
Rear tires size 215/45R17 vs 205/50R16W
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 205/50R16 steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)