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What is Better Maserati Gran Cabriolet or Nissan 350Z?

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14 reasons to buy Maserati Gran Cabriolet

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 6 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 11.3 vs 10.6 6% or 0.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 84.5 mm vs 81.4 mm 4% or 3.1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

440 bhp vs 313 bhp

323 kw. vs 230 kw.

29% or 127 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 490 nM vs 358 nM 27% or 132 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 175 mph vs 155 mph 20 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 23.51 mpg 27% or 5.01 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 30.69 mpg 13% or 3.5 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 16.6 mpg 41% or 4.8 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 260 liters vs 130 liters 50% or 130 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2280 kg vs 1820 kg 20% or 460 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 300 kg vs 196 kg 35% or 104 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
More seats 4 vs 2 2

7 reasons to buy Nissan 350Z

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 95.5 mm vs 94 mm 2% or 1.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 179 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 23% or 41 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 75 liters 6% or 5 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 2 years 83% or 10 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1624 kg vs 1980 kg 22% or 356 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.3 meters vs 12.3 meters 9% or 1 meters

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Nissan 350Z

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 6800 RPM 3% or 200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 3498 cm3 25% or 1193 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs V6
Camshaft QUAD CAM vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4881 mm vs 4315 mm 12% or 566 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1815 mm 5% or 100 mm wider
Height 1353 mm vs 1330 mm 2% or 23 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 2650 mm 10% or 292 mm more
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 225/45 R18
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 245/45 R18
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs Compact
Type of wheels 20" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels TRIDENT vs 6 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)