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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Mazda RX-8?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Mazda RX-8

13 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.0 vs 10 41% or 7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 192 bhp

154 kw. vs 141 kw.

9% or 18 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 220 nM 45% or 180 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 141 mph vs 139 mph 2 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 119 g/mile vs 166 g/mile 39% or 47 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 405 liters vs 290 liters 28% or 115 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 61 liters 13% or 9 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 1815 kg 18% or 395 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 425 kg 25% or 140 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1200 kg 20% or 300 kg
More maximum roof load 80 kg vs 75 kg 6% or 5 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 4 1

9 reasons to buy Mazda RX-8

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.2 sec. vs 8.3 sec. 1.1 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 26.19 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 50% or 13.01 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 34.01 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 43% or 14.65 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 18.7 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 56% or 10.4 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74.5 dB 2% or 1.5 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight without brakes 700 kg vs 500 kg 29% or 200 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1390 kg vs 1645 kg 18% or 255 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 11.1 meters 5% or 0.5 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Mazda RX-8

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 7000 RPM 43% or 3000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 1308 cm3 45% or 1079 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs Rotating cylinder block
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4430 mm 5% or 230 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1780 mm 3% or 48 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1340 mm 6% or 82 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 225/45R18
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 225/45R18
Spare wheel Compact vs welds
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels DIAMOND vs 5 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)