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

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Lotus Europa Mercedes-Benz V-Class

6 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
More engine power

197 bhp vs 143 bhp

147 kw. vs 105 kw.

27% or 54 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 210 nM 23% or 62 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 15.1 sec. 9.2 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 108 mph 42 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 137 g/mile vs 173 g/mile 26% or 36 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation

9 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.4 vs 8.6 17% or 1.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 90.9 mm vs 86 mm 5% or 4.9 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 88.4 mm vs 86 mm 3% or 2.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 24.11 mpg vs 30.41 mpg 26% or 6.3 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 29.99 mpg vs 38.88 mpg 30% or 8.89 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 18.1 mpg vs 21.99 mpg 21% or 3.89 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 78 liters vs 43.5 liters 44% or 34.5 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 6 vs 2 4

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

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5000 RPM 7% or 400 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 2295 cm3 13% or 297 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
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 4660 mm 16% or 760 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1880 mm 9% or 166 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1844 mm 39% or 724 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 3000 mm 22% or 670 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 195/70 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 195/70 R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 195/70 R15
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)