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8 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18 vs 8.0 56% or 10 . 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 136 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 50% or 68 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 73 liters 9% or 7 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

12 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 5 3 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 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 130 bhp

260 kw. vs 96 kw.

63% or 220 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 340 nM 15% or 60 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 11.5 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 103 mph 67 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 60% or 12.77 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 37% or 11.15 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 25.91 mpg 83% or 11.79 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1380 kg vs 2462 kg 78% or 1082 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 3500 RPM vs 6500 RPM 46% or 3000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 3506 cm3 30% or 1046 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Mid-mounted
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Fuel injection twin-turbo
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 4369 mm 11% or 521 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1883 mm 1% or 21 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1150 mm 42% or 840 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 215/65 R16 vs 235/40 ZR17
Rear tires size 215/65 R16 vs 285/35 ZR18
Spare wheel 215/65 R16 vs Compact (saving space)
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs Front 8.5J/black 10J
Style of wheels Miyato vs OZ/ 6 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)