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What is Better Lotus Europa or Rover 25?

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12 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 84.5 mm 2% or 1.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 100 bhp

147 kw. vs 74 kw.

49% or 97 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 240 nM 12% or 32 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 9.9 sec. 4 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 113 mph 37 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 53.76 mpg 77% or 23.35 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 68.21 mpg 75% or 29.33 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 78% or 17.21 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

7 reasons to buy Rover 25

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 8.6 56% or 10.9 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 88.9 mm vs 86 mm 3% or 2.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 47% or 44 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 304 liters vs 154 liters 49% or 150 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 50 liters vs 43.5 liters 13% or 6.5 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. Rover 25

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 4200 RPM 22% or 1200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1994 cm3 0% or 4 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 Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 3999 mm 2% or 99 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1688 mm 2% or 26 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1395 mm 20% or 275 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2500 mm 7% or 170 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 185/55 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 185/55 R15
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)