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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or BMW Z8?

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12 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.0 vs 11.0 35% or 6 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 222 g/mile 87% or 103 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 74.5 dB vs 75 dB 1% or 0.5 dB
Less CO emissions 0 g/mile vs 1 g/mile 0% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 1930 kg 13% or 280 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 315 kg 44% or 250 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1645 kg vs 1690 kg 3% or 45 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.1 meters vs 11.6 meters 5% or 0.5 meters
More seats 5 vs 2 3

11 reasons to buy BMW Z8

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 5 3 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 89 mm vs 82 mm 8% or 7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 94 mm vs 90.4 mm 4% or 3.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

400 bhp vs 210 bhp

294 kw. vs 154 kw.

48% or 190 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 500 nM vs 400 nM 20% or 100 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.7 sec. vs 8.3 sec. 3.6 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 141 mph 14 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 19 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 106% or 20.2 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 26.61 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 83% or 22.05 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 12.7 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 129% or 16.4 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 70 liters 4% or 3 liters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. BMW Z8

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6600 RPM 39% or 2600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 4941 cm3 52% or 2554 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4400 mm 6% or 260 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1830 mm 0% or 2 mm narrower
Height 1422 mm vs 1317 mm 7% or 105 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2505 mm 7% or 195 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 245/45 ZR18Y
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 275/40 ZR 18Y
Spare wheel Compact vs 245/45 ZR18Y
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 18 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)