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What is Better Lotus Europa or Smart City?

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2 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

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.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 70 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 96% or 67 g/mile

12 reasons to buy Smart City

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 4 vs 3 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
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 63.5 mm 26% or 22.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 63 mm 27% or 23 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 61 bhp

147 kw. vs 45 kw.

69% or 136 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 80 nM 71% or 192 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 18.3 sec. 12.4 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 84 mph 66 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 60.05 mpg 97% or 29.64 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 70.66 mpg 82% or 31.78 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 118% or 25.88 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 43.5 liters vs 35 liters 20% or 8.5 liters

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Smart City

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5250 RPM vs 5400 RPM 3% or 150 less rpms.
Engine capacity 698 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 65% or 1300 cm3 less
Engine position Rear-mounted vs Mid transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 2500 mm vs 3900 mm 36% or 1400 mm shorter
Width 1537 mm vs 1714 mm 10% or 177 mm narrower
Height 1549 mm vs 1120 mm 28% or 429 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 1812 mm vs 2330 mm 22% or 518 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R15 vs 175/55 R17
Rear tires size 195/50 R15 vs 225/45 R17
Type of wheels 15" vs 17" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)