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What is Better Lotus Exige or Renault Megane?

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Lotus Exige Renault Megane

8 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.5 vs 8.5 26% or 3 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 6.1 sec. 0.9 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 32.11 mpg vs 33.62 mpg 5% or 1.51 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.48 mpg vs 42.22 mpg 2% or 0.74 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23.3 mpg vs 24.61 mpg 6% or 1.31 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1387 kg 59% or 512 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.35 meters 6% or 0.65 meters

12 reasons to buy Renault Megane

Engine and transmission
More engine power

250 bhp vs 189 bhp

184 kw. vs 141 kw.

24% or 61 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 340 nM vs 181 nM 47% or 159 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 156 mph vs 147 mph 9 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 118 g/mile vs 129 g/mile 9% or 11 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 60 liters vs 40 liters 33% or 20 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1835 kg vs 1166 kg 36% or 669 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 448 kg vs 291 kg 35% or 157 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Renault Megane

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 5500 RPM 29% or 2300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 10% or 202 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4299 mm 12% or 502 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1848 mm 7% or 121 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1435 mm 19% or 276 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2636 mm 13% or 336 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 235/40 R18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 235/40 R18
Spare wheel spray for repair vs kit for wheel pumping
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)