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Lotus Esprit MINI Hatchback

12 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.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 73 mm 12% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 88 bhp

260 kw. vs 66 kw.

75% or 262 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 190 nM 53% or 210 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 11.9 sec. 7.1 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 109 mph 61 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 58.85 mpg 177% or 37.61 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 65.74 mpg 117% or 35.41 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 245% or 34.54 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

8 reasons to buy MINI Hatchback

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 8.0 57% or 10.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 81.5 mm vs 81 mm 1% or 0.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 80 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 155% or 124 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Less noise level 70 dB vs 74 dB 6% or 4 dB
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1100 kg vs 1380 kg 25% or 280 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 Hatchback

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 4000 RPM 38% or 2500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1364 cm3 61% or 2142 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
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 1416 mm 19% or 266 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
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)