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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Mercedes-Benz R-Class?

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8 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 6 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 224 bhp

260 kw. vs 165 kw.

36% or 126 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 8.7 sec. 3.9 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 134 mph 36 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 30.41 mpg 43% or 9.17 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 37.22 mpg 23% or 6.89 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 23.21 mpg 64% or 9.09 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 2195 kg 59% or 815 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

10 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.0 vs 8.0 56% or 10 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 92 mm vs 81 mm 12% or 11 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 510 nM vs 400 nM 22% or 110 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 153 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 33% or 51 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 73 liters 9% or 7 liters
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 6 vs 2 4

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 3800 RPM 42% or 2700 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 2987 cm3 15% or 519 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 7 2 less
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4922 mm 11% or 553 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1922 mm 2% or 39 mm narrower
Height 1150 mm vs 1659 mm 31% or 509 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 235/65 R17
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 235/65 R17
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs Compact
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 17" 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)