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What is Better Lotus Exige or Renault Safrane?

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Lotus Exige Renault Safrane

8 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
More engine power

189 bhp vs 168 bhp

141 kw. vs 121 kw.

11% or 21 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 10.2 sec. 5 sec.
More top speed 147 mph vs 134 mph 13 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 157 g/mile 22% or 28 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 2 years vs 1 years 50% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1535 kg 75% or 660 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 10.8 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

9 reasons to buy Renault Safrane

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 82 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 90 mm vs 85 mm 6% or 5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 211 nM vs 181 nM 14% or 30 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 39.8 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 4% or 1.68 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23 mpg vs 23.3 mpg 1% or 0.3 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 65 liters vs 40 liters 38% or 25 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2110 kg vs 1166 kg 45% or 944 kg
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Renault Safrane

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 6000 RPM 23% or 1800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 2435 cm3 26% or 639 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
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4734 mm 20% or 937 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1818 mm 5% or 91 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1443 mm 20% or 284 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2764 mm 17% or 464 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 195/65R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 195/65R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 195/65R15
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)