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10 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 75.5 mm 12% or 10.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 82 mm 5% or 4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 147 bhp

147 kw. vs 110 kw.

25% or 50 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 7.4 sec. 1.5 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 131 mph 19 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 42.83 mpg 41% or 12.42 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 51.42 mpg 32% or 12.54 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 33.19 mpg 51% or 11.2 mpg
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years

7 reasons to buy Mitsubishi Colt

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9 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 95 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 44% or 42 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 160 liters vs 154 liters 4% or 6 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 47 liters vs 43.5 liters 7% or 3.5 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. Mitsubishi Colt

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 6000 RPM 10% or 600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1468 cm3 27% or 530 cm3 more
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 3880 mm 1% or 20 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1695 mm 1% or 19 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1520 mm 26% or 400 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2500 mm 7% or 170 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 205/45 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 205/45 R16
Spare wheel spray for repair vs Compact
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)