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What is Better Lotus Europa or Volkswagen Caravelle?

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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 79.5 mm 8% or 6.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 104 bhp

147 kw. vs 76 kw.

47% or 93 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 18.4 sec. 12.5 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 99 mph 51 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 36.7 mpg 21% or 6.29 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 42.22 mpg 9% or 3.34 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 29.69 mpg 35% or 7.7 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 Volkswagen Caravelle

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 8.6 54% or 9.9 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 86 mm 10% or 9.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 6% or 8 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
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 7 vs 2 5

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Volkswagen Caravelle

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 3500 RPM 35% or 1900 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1896 cm3 5% or 102 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 4890 mm 20% or 990 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1904 mm 10% or 190 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1949 mm 43% or 829 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 3000 mm 22% or 670 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 215/65 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 215/65 R16
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 215/65 R16 steel
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)