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What is Better Alfa Romeo 159 or Renault Megane Scenic?

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Alfa Romeo 159 Renault Megane Scenic

14 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 159

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Better compression 17.0 vs 9.5 44% or 7.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 79.5 mm 3% or 2.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90.4 mm vs 80.5 mm 11% or 9.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 90 bhp

154 kw. vs 66 kw.

57% or 120 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 137 nM 66% or 263 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8.3 sec. vs 16 sec. 7.7 sec.
More top speed 141 mph vs 103 mph 38 mph
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 60 liters 14% or 10 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 1895 kg 14% or 315 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1350 kg 10% or 150 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 1 years 67% or 2 years

7 reasons to buy Renault Megane Scenic

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 31.01 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 26% or 8.19 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 39.8 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 22% or 8.86 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 22.39 mpg vs 29.1 mpg 30% or 6.71 mpg
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 118 g/mile vs 119 g/mile 1% or 1 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight without brakes 665 kg vs 500 kg 25% or 165 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1255 kg vs 1645 kg 31% or 390 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.1 meters 4% or 0.4 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Renault Megane Scenic

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 5000 RPM 20% or 1000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 33% or 789 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Turbocharged and intercooled vs Fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 4134 mm 11% or 526 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1719 mm 6% or 109 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1600 mm 11% or 178 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2580 mm 4% or 120 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 185/65 R15
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 185/65 R15
Spare wheel Compact vs 185/65 R15
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)