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What is Better Lotus Esprit or MINI Convertible?

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Lotus Esprit MINI Convertible

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 77 mm 7% or 6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 90 bhp

260 kw. vs 66 kw.

74% or 260 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 140 nM 65% or 260 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 11.8 sec. 7 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 109 mph 61 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 40.41 mpg 90% or 19.17 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 73% or 22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 28.82 mpg 104% or 14.7 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 50 liters 32% or 23 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years

7 reasons to buy MINI Convertible

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.6 vs 8.0 25% or 2.6 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 85.8 mm vs 81 mm 6% or 4.8 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 104 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 96% or 100 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1165 kg vs 1380 kg 18% or 215 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. MINI Convertible

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 5500 RPM 15% or 1000 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 54% or 1908 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 3635 mm 17% or 734 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1688 mm 10% or 195 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1415 mm 19% or 265 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 175/65 R15
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 175/65 R15
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs repair kit
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)