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13 reasons to buy Maserati Gran Cabriolet

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 94 mm vs 79.5 mm 15% or 14.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

440 bhp vs 104 bhp

323 kw. vs 76 kw.

76% or 336 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 490 nM vs 250 nM 49% or 240 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.4 sec. vs 18.4 sec. 13 sec.
More top speed 175 mph vs 99 mph 76 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 36.7 mpg 98% or 18.2 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 42.22 mpg 55% or 15.03 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 29.69 mpg 152% or 17.89 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 1980 kg vs 2199 kg 11% or 219 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

10 reasons to buy Volkswagen Caravelle

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 11.3 39% or 7.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 84.5 mm 12% or 11 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 71% or 91 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 75 liters 6% or 5 liters
More maximum allowable weight 3000 kg vs 2280 kg 24% or 720 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 801 kg vs 300 kg 63% or 501 kg
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 turning radius 11.9 meters vs 12.3 meters 3% or 0.4 meters
More seats 7 vs 4 3

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Volkswagen Caravelle

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 3500 RPM 50% or 3500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 1896 cm3 60% or 2795 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft QUAD CAM vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4881 mm vs 4890 mm 0% or 9 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1904 mm 1% or 11 mm wider
Height 1353 mm vs 1949 mm 31% or 596 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 3000 mm 2% or 58 mm less
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 215/65 R16
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 215/65 R16
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 215/65 R16 steel
Type of wheels 20" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels TRIDENT vs MIYATO
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)