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10 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 82 mm 5% or 4 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 85 mm 1% or 1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 163 bhp

147 kw. vs 122 kw.

17% or 34 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 240 nM 12% or 32 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 3.9 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 140 mph 10 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 6% or 1.7 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 42.83 mpg 10% or 3.95 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 22.61 mpg 3% or 0.62 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation

6 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.5 vs 8.6 9% or 0.9 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 131 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 5% or 6 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 390 liters vs 154 liters 61% or 236 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 62 liters vs 43.5 liters 30% or 18.5 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1796 cm3 10% or 202 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs With a mechanical supercharger
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4638 mm 16% or 738 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1740 mm 1% or 26 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1413 mm 21% or 293 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2715 mm 14% or 385 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 205/55R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 225/50R16
Spare wheel spray for repair vs Compact (saving space)
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 7J/8Jx16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)