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17 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 18 vs 10.5 42% or 7.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 81 mm vs 80 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 89.3 mm 6% or 6.2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

130 bhp vs 120 bhp

96 kw. vs 90 kw.

8% or 10 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 340 nM vs 168 nM 51% or 172 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 13% or 4.49 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.48 mpg vs 46 mpg 11% or 4.52 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25.91 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 16% or 4.08 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 32 liters 60% or 48 liters
More maximum allowable weight 3000 kg vs 1072 kg 64% or 1928 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 538 kg vs 287 kg 47% or 251 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

7 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 10.6 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 103 mph 23 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 136 g/mile 24% or 26 g/mile
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 2462 kg 214% or 1677 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.9 meters 11% or 1.2 meters

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 3500 RPM vs 5600 RPM 38% or 2100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 1796 cm3 27% or 664 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Mid transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 3785 mm 23% or 1105 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1719 mm 10% or 185 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1143 mm 43% or 847 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3000 mm vs 2300 mm 23% or 700 mm more
Front tires size 215/65 R16 vs 175/55 R16V
Rear tires size 215/65 R16 vs 225/45 R17V
Spare wheel 215/65 R16 vs INFLATOR
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels
Style of wheels Miyato vs 6 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)