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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Ferrari 456?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Ferrari 456

9 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.0 vs 10.6 38% or 6.4 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 90.4 mm vs 75 mm 17% or 15.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 308 g/mile 159% or 189 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 2 years 75% or 6 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
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.
More seats 5 vs 2 3

10 reasons to buy Ferrari 456

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 12 vs 5 7 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 88 mm vs 82 mm 7% or 6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

442 bhp vs 210 bhp

325 kw. vs 154 kw.

52% or 232 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 550 nM vs 400 nM 27% or 150 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 8.3 sec. 3.1 sec.
More top speed 186 mph vs 141 mph 45 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 15.8 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 148% or 23.4 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 23.6 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 106% or 25.06 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 10.1 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 188% or 19 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 110 liters vs 70 liters 36% or 40 liters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Ferrari 456

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6250 RPM 36% or 2250 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 5474 cm3 56% or 3087 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V12
Camshaft DOHC vs QUAD CAM
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4763 mm 2% or 103 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1920 mm 5% or 92 mm narrower
Height 1422 mm vs 1300 mm 9% or 122 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2600 mm 4% or 100 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 255/45 ZR17
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 285/40 ZR17
Spare wheel Compact vs 255/45 ZR17
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17 X alloy wheels
Style of wheels DIAMOND vs 5 spokes alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)