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14 reasons to buy BMW Alpina

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.0 vs 9.5 44% or 7.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84 mm vs 82 mm 2% or 2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90 mm vs 85 mm 6% or 5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

200 bhp vs 163 bhp

147 kw. vs 122 kw.

19% or 37 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 410 nM vs 240 nM 41% or 170 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 140 mph 5 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 97 g/mile vs 131 g/mile 35% or 34 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 460 liters vs 390 liters 15% or 70 liters
More maximum bearing capacity 520 kg vs 470 kg 10% or 50 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1460 kg vs 1665 kg 14% or 205 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 5 vs 4 1

9 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz CLK

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 32.11 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 49% or 15.76 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 42.83 mpg vs 60.05 mpg 40% or 17.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 22.61 mpg vs 35.81 mpg 58% or 13.2 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 62 liters vs 61 liters 2% or 1 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2135 kg vs 1980 kg 7% or 155 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 745 kg 1% or 5 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 30 years vs 6 years 80% or 24 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.76 meters vs 11.1 meters 3% or 0.34 meters

Neutral reasons BMW Alpina vs. Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 5500 RPM 27% or 1500 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1995 cm3 vs 1796 cm3 10% or 199 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs With a mechanical supercharger
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4520 mm vs 4638 mm 3% or 118 mm shorter
Width 1817 mm vs 1740 mm 4% or 77 mm wider
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2760 mm vs 2715 mm 2% or 45 mm more
Front tires size 235/35 R19 vs 205/55R16
Rear tires size 365/30 R19 vs 225/50R16
Spare wheel mobile tire service kit vs Compact (saving space)
Type of wheels 19" alloy wheels vs 7J/8Jx16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)