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What is Better Lotus Europa or Rover 45?

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Lotus Europa Rover 45

11 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 101 bhp

147 kw. vs 74 kw.

49% or 96 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 10.6 sec. 4.7 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 115 mph 35 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 52.68 mpg 73% or 22.27 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 66.48 mpg 71% or 27.6 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 38.69 mpg 76% or 16.7 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

8 reasons to buy Rover 45

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
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 370 liters vs 154 liters 58% or 216 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 43.5 liters 21% or 11.5 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 45

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
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4386 mm 11% or 486 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1678 mm 2% or 36 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1386 mm 19% or 266 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2620 mm 11% or 290 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs ORARY spare wheel
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)