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12 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 4 vs 3 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 65.4 mm 24% or 20.6 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 65.4 mm 24% or 20.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 57 bhp

147 kw. vs 42 kw.

71% or 140 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 85 nM 69% or 187 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 14.9 sec. 9 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 84 mph 66 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 54.63 mpg 80% or 24.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 56.06 mpg 44% or 17.18 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 52.33 mpg 138% or 30.34 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 43.5 liters vs 35 liters 20% or 8.5 liters
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years

5 reasons to buy Mitsubishi i

Engine and transmission
Better compression 8.8 vs 8.6 2% or 0.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 71 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 93% or 66 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 246 liters vs 154 liters 37% or 92 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. Mitsubishi i

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 6000 RPM 10% or 600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 659 cm3 67% or 1339 cm3 more
Engine position Mid transverse vs Rear transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 3395 mm 13% or 505 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1475 mm 14% or 239 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1600 mm 30% or 480 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2550 mm 9% or 220 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 146/65 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 175/55 R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs repair kit
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)