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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Mercedes-Benz CLK?

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11 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 82 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 163 bhp

260 kw. vs 122 kw.

53% or 187 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 240 nM 40% or 160 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 5 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 140 mph 30 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 51% or 10.87 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 42.83 mpg 41% or 12.5 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 22.61 mpg 60% or 8.49 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 62 liters 15% or 11 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 1665 kg 21% or 285 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

7 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.5 vs 8.0 16% or 1.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 85 mm vs 81 mm 5% or 4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 131 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 56% or 73 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
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 Esprit vs. Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 5500 RPM 15% or 1000 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1796 cm3 49% or 1710 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs With a mechanical supercharger
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4638 mm 6% or 269 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1740 mm 8% or 143 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1413 mm 19% or 263 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 205/55R16
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 225/50R16
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs Compact (saving space)
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 7J/8Jx16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs 7 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)