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What is Better Lotus Europa or Volvo S40?

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10 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 75 mm 13% or 11 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 109 bhp

147 kw. vs 80 kw.

45% or 88 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 12 sec. 6.1 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 118 mph 32 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 57.56 mpg 89% or 27.15 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 67.24 mpg 73% or 28.36 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 45.56 mpg 107% or 23.57 mpg
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

8 reasons to buy Volvo S40

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.3 vs 8.6 53% or 9.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 88.3 mm vs 86 mm 3% or 2.3 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 80 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 71% or 57 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 404 liters vs 154 liters 62% or 250 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 52 liters vs 43.5 liters 16% or 8.5 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. Volvo S40

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 4000 RPM 26% or 1400 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1560 cm3 22% or 438 cm3 more
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 Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 4476 mm 13% or 576 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1770 mm 3% or 56 mm narrower
Height 1120 mm vs 1454 mm 23% or 334 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2640 mm 12% or 310 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel spray for repair vs repair kit
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)