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What is Better Alfa Romeo 166 or BMW Alpina?

Comparing Alfa Romeo 166 with BMW Alpina might help you make decision which vehicle is better. We revealed 11 reasons to purchase Alfa Romeo 166 - it's winning BMW Alpina, according to the specs. BMW Alpina also shows 14 ideas to purchase it instead of Alfa Romeo 166. The comparison of Alfa Romeo 166 with BMW Alpina considers every important spec and shows data. 166 provides all the classical benefits of Alfa Romeo. Anyway Alpina is impossible to call a less worthy car, as BMW gave out a lot of efforts in the project. Which of the models in our comparison would you buy?

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Alfa Romeo 166 BMW Alpina

11 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 166

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 91 mm vs 90 mm 1% or 1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.1 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 65% or 18.77 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.69 mpg vs 60.05 mpg 55% or 21.36 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 20.5 mpg vs 35.81 mpg 75% or 15.31 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 71 dB vs 74 dB 4% or 3 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 490 liters vs 460 liters 6% or 30 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 69 liters vs 61 liters 12% or 8 liters
More maximum roof load 80 kg vs 75 kg 6% or 5 kg
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
Less weight 1420 kg vs 1460 kg 3% or 40 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

14 reasons to buy BMW Alpina

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.0 vs 10.0 41% or 7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84 mm vs 83 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

200 bhp vs 150 bhp

147 kw. vs 110 kw.

25% or 50 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 410 nM vs 181 nM 56% or 229 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.4 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 2.4 sec.
More top speed 145 mph vs 131 mph 14 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 97 g/mile vs 143 g/mile 47% or 46 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 1980 kg vs 1930 kg 3% or 50 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 520 kg vs 510 kg 2% or 10 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 745 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 245 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.1 meters vs 11.6 meters 5% or 0.5 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 166 vs. BMW Alpina

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 4000 RPM 37% or 2300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1970 cm3 vs 1995 cm3 1% or 25 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4720 mm vs 4520 mm 4% or 200 mm shorter
Width 1800 mm vs 1817 mm 1% or 17 mm narrower
Height 1416 mm vs 1413 mm 0% or 3 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2760 mm 2% or 60 mm less
Front tires size 215/55 WR16 vs 235/35 R19
Rear tires size 215/55 WR16 vs 365/30 R19
Spare wheel Compact vs mobile tire service kit
Type of wheels 16 alloy wheels vs 19" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)