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What is Better Lotus Elise or Volkswagen Phaeton?

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Lotus Elise Volkswagen Phaeton

5 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 8.8 sec. 3.1 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 161 g/mile 46% or 51 g/mile
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 2372 kg 202% or 1587 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 12 meters 12% or 1.3 meters

20 reasons to buy Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 17 vs 10.5 38% or 6.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 80 mm 4% or 3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 91.4 mm vs 89.3 mm 2% or 2.1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

225 bhp vs 120 bhp

165 kw. vs 90 kw.

47% or 105 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 450 nM vs 168 nM 63% or 282 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 145 mph vs 126 mph 19 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.39 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 31% or 9.11 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 36.7 mpg vs 46 mpg 25% or 9.3 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.89 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 37% or 8.1 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 69 dB vs 74 dB 7% or 5 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 500 liters vs 115 liters 77% or 385 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 32 liters 64% or 58 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2780 kg vs 1072 kg 61% or 1708 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 408 kg vs 287 kg 30% or 121 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 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 4000 RPM 29% or 1600 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 2967 cm3 39% or 1171 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 5055 mm 25% or 1270 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1903 mm 10% or 184 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1450 mm 21% or 307 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2881 mm 20% or 581 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 235/55 R17
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 235/55 R17
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs 235/55 R17
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs INSPIRATION
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)