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What is Better Lotus Elise or Mercedes-Benz SLK?

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Lotus Elise Mercedes-Benz SLK

2 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 10% or 11 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1690 kg 115% or 905 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

9 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz SLK

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

415 bhp vs 120 bhp

vs 90 kw.

71% or 295 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.5 sec. vs 5.7 sec. 1.2 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 126 mph 29 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 33.71 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 14% or 4.79 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 335 liters vs 115 liters 66% or 220 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 32 liters 54% or 38 liters
Other specs
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 10.7 meters 7% or 0.7 meters

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Mercedes-Benz SLK

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 5461 cm3 67% or 3665 cm3 less
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 7 2 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4134 mm 8% or 349 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 2006 mm 14% or 287 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1301 mm 12% or 158 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2430 mm 5% or 130 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)