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What is Better Lotus Europa or Renault Vel Satis?

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10 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 82.7 mm 4% or 3.3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 165 bhp

147 kw. vs 120 kw.

16% or 32 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 250 nM 8% or 22 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 3.7 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 131 mph 19 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 22.39 mpg 2% or 0.4 mpg
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 137 g/mile vs 140 g/mile 2% or 3 g/mile
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

7 reasons to buy Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.5 vs 8.6 9% or 0.9 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 93 mm vs 86 mm 8% or 7 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.1 mpg vs 30.41 mpg 1% or 0.31 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 37.22 mpg vs 38.88 mpg 4% or 1.66 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 43.5 liters 46% or 36.5 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. Renault Vel Satis

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5000 RPM 7% or 400 more rpms.
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 Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4860 mm 20% or 960 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1860 mm 8% or 146 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1577 mm 29% or 457 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2840 mm 18% or 510 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 255/55 R17W
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 255/55 R17W
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 255/55 R17W
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 7JX17" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)