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19 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.
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 86.4 mm 4% or 4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

210 bhp vs 60 bhp

154 kw. vs 44 kw.

71% or 150 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 115 nM 71% or 285 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 8.3 sec. vs 16.8 sec. 8.5 sec.
More top speed 141 mph vs 97 mph 44 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.2 mpg vs 64.13 mpg 64% or 24.93 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 48.66 mpg vs 78.41 mpg 61% or 29.75 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.1 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 65% or 18.77 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 405 liters vs 140 liters 65% or 265 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 34 liters 51% or 36 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2210 kg vs 1430 kg 35% or 780 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 388 kg 31% or 177 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 500 kg vs 450 kg 10% or 50 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 800 kg 47% or 700 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

6 reasons to buy Volkswagen Lupo

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 17.0 13% or 2.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 74 g/mile vs 119 g/mile 61% or 45 g/mile
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74.5 dB 2% or 1.5 dB
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1042 kg vs 1645 kg 58% or 603 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.2 meters vs 11.1 meters 9% or 0.9 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 159 vs. Volkswagen Lupo

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 4200 RPM 5% or 200 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2387 cm3 vs 1716 cm3 28% or 671 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 Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4660 mm vs 3527 mm 24% or 1133 mm shorter
Width 1828 mm vs 1639 mm 10% or 189 mm wider
Height 1422 mm vs 1459 mm 3% or 37 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2323 mm 14% or 377 mm more
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 175/65 R13T
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 175/65 R13T
Spare wheel Compact vs 175/65 R13T
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 5.5Jx13" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)