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What is Better Alfa Romeo 166 or Renault Vel Satis?

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5 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 166

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.0 vs 9.5 5% or 0.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 82.7 mm 0% or 0.3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.1 mpg vs 30.1 mpg 3% or 1 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 20.5 mpg vs 22.39 mpg 9% or 1.89 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1420 kg vs 1640 kg 15% or 220 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 93 mm vs 91 mm 2% or 2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

165 bhp vs 150 bhp

120 kw. vs 110 kw.

9% or 15 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 250 nM vs 181 nM 28% or 69 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 9.6 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 0.2 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 37.22 mpg vs 38.69 mpg 4% or 1.47 mpg
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 140 g/mile vs 143 g/mile 2% or 3 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 69 liters 14% or 11 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2190 kg vs 1930 kg 12% or 260 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 550 kg vs 510 kg 7% or 40 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 500 kg 33% or 250 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.3 meters vs 11.6 meters 3% or 0.3 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 166 vs. Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 5000 RPM 21% or 1300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1970 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 1% or 28 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4720 mm vs 4860 mm 3% or 140 mm shorter
Width 1800 mm vs 1860 mm 3% or 60 mm narrower
Height 1416 mm vs 1577 mm 10% or 161 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2700 mm vs 2840 mm 5% or 140 mm less
Front tires size 215/55 WR16 vs 255/55 R17W
Rear tires size 215/55 WR16 vs 255/55 R17W
Spare wheel Compact vs 255/55 R17W
Type of wheels 16 alloy wheels vs 7JX17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 8 bolt holes vs GOODWOOD
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)