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What is Better BMW 7-Series or Renault Vel Satis?

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BMW 7-Series Renault Vel Satis

15 reasons to buy BMW 7-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 10.2 vs 9.5 7% or 0.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84 mm vs 82.7 mm 2% or 1.3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

326 bhp vs 165 bhp

240 kw. vs 120 kw.

49% or 161 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 450 nM vs 250 nM 44% or 200 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 3.7 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 131 mph 24 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 28.5 mpg vs 30.1 mpg 6% or 1.6 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 20.5 mpg vs 22.39 mpg 9% or 1.89 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 82 liters vs 80 liters 2% or 2 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2505 kg vs 2190 kg 13% or 315 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 645 kg vs 550 kg 15% or 95 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2100 kg vs 1600 kg 24% or 500 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

5 reasons to buy Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 93 mm vs 89.6 mm 4% or 3.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 140 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 3% or 4 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years
Other specs
Less weight 1640 kg vs 1860 kg 13% or 220 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.3 meters vs 12.2 meters 8% or 0.9 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 7-Series vs. Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5800 RPM vs 5000 RPM 14% or 800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 2979 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 33% or 981 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 5072 mm vs 4860 mm 4% or 212 mm shorter
Width 1902 mm vs 1860 mm 2% or 42 mm wider
Height 1479 mm vs 1577 mm 6% or 98 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3070 mm vs 2840 mm 7% or 230 mm more
Front tires size 245/50 R18 vs 255/55 R17W
Rear tires size 245/50 R18 vs 255/55 R17W
Spare wheel flat tires vs 255/55 R17W
Type of wheels 18" alloy wheels vs 7JX17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels star shaped spokes Style 234 vs GOODWOOD
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)