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15 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.
Better compression 17.0 vs 9 47% or 8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 75.5 mm 8% or 6.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90.4 mm vs 82 mm 9% or 8.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 174 bhp

154 kw. vs 130 kw.

17% or 36 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 230 nM 43% or 170 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 141 mph vs 137 mph 4 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.2 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 6% or 2.28 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 48.66 mpg vs 50.43 mpg 4% or 1.77 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.1 mpg vs 31.72 mpg 9% or 2.62 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 405 liters vs 268 liters 34% or 137 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 47 liters 33% or 23 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 4 1

5 reasons to buy Smart Forfour

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.9 sec. vs 8.3 sec. 1.4 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 119 g/mile 20% or 20 g/mile
Less noise level 74 dB vs 74.5 dB 1% or 0.5 dB
Other specs
Less weight 1090 kg vs 1645 kg 51% or 555 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 11.1 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Smart Forfour

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6000 RPM 33% or 2000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 1468 cm3 39% or 919 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 with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 3752 mm 19% or 908 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1684 mm 8% or 144 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1450 mm 2% or 28 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2500 mm 7% or 200 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 205/40 R17
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 225/35 R17
Spare wheel Compact vs Survival Kit
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels DIAMOND vs BRABUS Monoblock VI
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)