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What is Better Lotus Exige or Rover 45?

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Lotus Exige Rover 45

10 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

189 bhp vs 101 bhp

141 kw. vs 74 kw.

47% or 88 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 10.6 sec. 5.4 sec.
More top speed 147 mph vs 115 mph 32 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 32.11 mpg vs 52.68 mpg 64% or 20.57 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.48 mpg vs 66.48 mpg 60% or 25 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23.3 mpg vs 38.69 mpg 66% or 15.39 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1230 kg 41% or 355 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 11.5 41% or 8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 84.5 mm vs 82 mm 3% or 2.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 88.9 mm vs 85 mm 4% or 3.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 240 nM vs 181 nM 25% or 59 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 129 g/mile 39% or 36 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 74 dB 3% or 2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 370 liters vs 112 liters 70% or 258 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 40 liters 27% or 15 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1720 kg vs 1166 kg 32% or 554 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 490 kg vs 291 kg 41% or 199 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.3 meters vs 10.7 meters 4% or 0.4 meters
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Rover 45

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 4200 RPM 46% or 3600 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1994 cm3 10% or 198 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4386 mm 13% or 589 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1678 mm 3% or 49 mm wider
Height 1159 mm vs 1386 mm 16% or 227 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2620 mm 12% or 320 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs ORARY spare wheel
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 15" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 16 spokes vs TURBINE
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)