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What is Better Lotus Europa or Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class?

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Lotus Europa Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

2 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 137 g/mile vs 191 g/mile 39% or 54 g/mile
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years

15 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 11.3 vs 8.6 24% or 2.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 102.2 mm vs 86 mm 16% or 16.2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 94.6 mm vs 86 mm 9% or 8.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

571 bhp vs 197 bhp

420 kw. vs 147 kw.

65% or 374 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 650 nM vs 272 nM 58% or 378 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 3.8 sec. vs 5.9 sec. 2.1 sec.
More top speed 197 mph vs 150 mph 47 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.4 mpg vs 30.41 mpg 42% or 9.01 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.41 mpg vs 38.88 mpg 28% or 8.47 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.1 mpg vs 21.99 mpg 56% or 7.89 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 176 liters vs 154 liters 13% or 22 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 85 liters vs 43.5 liters 49% or 41.5 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 6800 RPM 21% or 1400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 6208 cm3 68% or 4210 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs V8
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 7 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4638 mm 16% or 738 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1939 mm 12% or 225 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1262 mm 11% or 142 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2680 mm 13% or 350 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 265/35 R19
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 295/30 R20
Spare wheel spray for repair vs tyre sealant kit
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 20" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)