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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 81 mm 2% or 2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 120 bhp

260 kw. vs 88 kw.

66% or 230 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 290 nM 28% or 110 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 10.9 sec. 6.1 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 122 mph 48 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 151% or 32.03 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 68.8 mpg 127% or 38.47 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 38.19 mpg 170% or 24.07 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 70 liters 4% or 3 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 1565 kg 13% or 185 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

5 reasons to buy SEAT Exeo

Engine and transmission
Better compression 16.5 vs 8.0 52% or 8.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 81 mm 15% or 14.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 86 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 137% or 118 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 2 3 generations
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. SEAT Exeo

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 4000 RPM 38% or 2500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1968 cm3 44% or 1538 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 COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4666 mm 6% or 297 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1772 mm 6% or 111 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1454 mm 21% or 304 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs 205/55 R16
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels OZ/ 6 spokes vs DANTE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)