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What is Better Maserati Gran Cabriolet or Volkswagen Lupo?

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15 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 60 bhp

323 kw. vs 44 kw.

86% or 380 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 490 nM vs 115 nM 77% or 375 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.4 sec. vs 16.8 sec. 11.4 sec.
More top speed 175 mph vs 97 mph 78 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 64.13 mpg 247% or 45.63 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 78.41 mpg 188% or 51.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 306% or 36.07 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 260 liters vs 140 liters 46% or 120 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 75 liters vs 34 liters 55% or 41 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2280 kg vs 1430 kg 37% or 850 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

9 reasons to buy Volkswagen Lupo

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19.5 vs 11.3 42% or 8.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 86.4 mm vs 84.5 mm 2% or 1.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 74 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 197% or 146 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 388 kg vs 300 kg 23% or 88 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 weight 1042 kg vs 1980 kg 90% or 938 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.2 meters vs 12.3 meters 21% or 2.1 meters
More seats 5 vs 4 1

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Volkswagen Lupo

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 4200 RPM 40% or 2800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 1716 cm3 63% or 2975 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 3527 mm 28% or 1354 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1639 mm 14% or 276 mm wider
Height 1353 mm vs 1459 mm 7% or 106 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 2323 mm 21% or 619 mm more
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 175/65 R13T
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 175/65 R13T
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 175/65 R13T
Type of wheels 20" alloy wheels vs 5.5Jx13" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)