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What is Better Lotus Elise or Mercedes-Benz CLC?

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Lotus Elise Mercedes-Benz CLC

6 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.5 vs 9.3 11% or 1.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 85 mm 5% or 4.3 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 9.7 sec. 4 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 113 g/mile 3% or 3 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1475 kg 88% or 690 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 10.76 meters 1% or 0.06 meters

15 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz CLC

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 80 mm 2% or 2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

143 bhp vs 120 bhp

105 kw. vs 90 kw.

16% or 23 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 220 nM vs 168 nM 24% or 52 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 137 mph vs 126 mph 11 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 37.22 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 3% or 1.28 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 45.56 mpg vs 46 mpg 1% or 0.44 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 27.7 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 8% or 2.29 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 320 liters vs 115 liters 64% or 205 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 62 liters vs 32 liters 48% or 30 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1945 kg vs 1072 kg 45% or 873 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 470 kg vs 287 kg 39% or 183 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 30 years vs 8 years 73% or 22 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Mercedes-Benz CLC

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 5200 RPM 7% or 400 more rpms.
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs With a mechanical supercharger
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4448 mm 15% or 663 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1728 mm 1% or 9 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1405 mm 19% or 262 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2715 mm 15% or 415 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 225/40 R18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 245/35 R18
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs Compact
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs 5 double spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)