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What is Better Lotus Europa or Mazda 323?

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Lotus Europa Mazda 323

12 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 78 mm 9% or 8 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 78.4 mm 9% or 7.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 88 bhp

147 kw. vs 65 kw.

55% or 109 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 132 nM 51% or 140 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 11.9 sec. 6 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 110 mph 40 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 37.52 mpg 23% or 7.11 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 45.12 mpg 16% or 6.24 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 29.69 mpg 35% or 7.7 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

6 reasons to buy Mazda 323

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.0 vs 8.6 4% or 0.4 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 115 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 19% or 22 g/mile
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 43.5 liters 21% or 11.5 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Mazda 323

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1498 cm3 25% or 500 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4200 mm 7% or 300 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1705 mm 1% or 9 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1420 mm 21% or 300 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2610 mm 11% or 280 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 195/55 R15 85V
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 195/55 R15 85V
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 195/55 R15 85V
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 15 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)