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What is Better Lotus Europa or Peugeot 306?

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Lotus Europa Peugeot 306

13 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 75 mm 13% or 11 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 77 mm 10% or 9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 75 bhp

147 kw. vs 55 kw.

62% or 122 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 120 nM 56% or 152 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 15.3 sec. 9.4 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 106 mph 44 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 32.78 mpg 49% or 10.79 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

6 reasons to buy Peugeot 306

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 97 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 41% or 40 g/mile
Less noise level 72.3 dB vs 74 dB 2% or 1.7 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 442 liters vs 154 liters 65% or 288 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 60 liters vs 43.5 liters 28% or 16.5 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. Peugeot 306

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1360 cm3 32% or 638 cm3 more
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
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 4344 mm 10% or 444 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1680 mm 2% or 34 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1407 mm 20% or 287 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2580 mm 10% or 250 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 185/65 R14H
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 185/65 R14H
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 185/65 R14H
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 14 steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)