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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Rover 45?

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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.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 101 bhp

260 kw. vs 74 kw.

71% or 249 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 10.6 sec. 5.8 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 115 mph 55 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 52.68 mpg 148% or 31.44 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 66.48 mpg 119% or 36.15 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 38.69 mpg 174% or 24.57 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 55 liters 25% or 18 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

9 reasons to buy Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 8.0 59% or 11.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84.5 mm vs 83 mm 2% or 1.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 88.9 mm vs 81 mm 9% or 7.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 119% or 111 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1230 kg vs 1380 kg 12% or 150 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 4200 RPM 35% or 2300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1994 cm3 43% or 1512 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 Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4386 mm 0% or 17 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1678 mm 11% or 205 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1386 mm 17% or 236 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs ORARY spare wheel
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 15" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs TURBINE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)