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What is Better Lotus Elise or Rover 45?

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Lotus Elise Rover 45

10 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 88.9 mm 0% or 0.39999999999999 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 101 bhp

90 kw. vs 74 kw.

16% or 19 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 4.9 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 115 mph 11 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 52.68 mpg 37% or 14.18 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 66.48 mpg 45% or 20.48 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 38.69 mpg 29% or 8.7 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1230 kg 57% or 445 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

12 reasons to buy Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 10.5 46% or 9 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84.5 mm vs 80 mm 5% or 4.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More torque 240 nM vs 168 nM 30% or 72 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 18% or 17 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 370 liters vs 115 liters 69% or 255 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 32 liters 42% or 23 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1720 kg vs 1072 kg 38% or 648 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 490 kg vs 287 kg 41% or 203 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.3 meters vs 10.7 meters 4% or 0.4 meters
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 4200 RPM 25% or 1400 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1994 cm3 10% or 198 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4386 mm 14% or 601 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1678 mm 2% or 41 mm wider
Height 1143 mm vs 1386 mm 18% or 243 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2620 mm 12% or 320 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs ORARY spare wheel
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 15" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs TURBINE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)