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What is Better Maserati Gran Cabriolet or Volkswagen Phaeton?

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11 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.
Piston diameter larger 94 mm vs 83 mm 12% or 11 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

440 bhp vs 225 bhp

323 kw. vs 165 kw.

49% or 215 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 490 nM vs 450 nM 8% or 40 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.4 sec. vs 8.8 sec. 3.4 sec.
More top speed 175 mph vs 145 mph 30 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 18.5 mpg vs 29.39 mpg 59% or 10.89 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 27.19 mpg vs 36.7 mpg 35% or 9.51 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 11.8 mpg vs 21.89 mpg 86% or 10.09 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1980 kg vs 2372 kg 20% or 392 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

11 reasons to buy Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17 vs 11.3 34% or 5.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 91.4 mm vs 84.5 mm 8% or 6.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 161 g/mile vs 220 g/mile 37% or 59 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 500 liters vs 260 liters 48% or 240 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 75 liters 17% or 15 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2780 kg vs 2280 kg 18% or 500 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 408 kg vs 300 kg 26% or 108 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 12 meters vs 12.3 meters 3% or 0.3 meters
More seats 5 vs 4 1

Neutral reasons Maserati Gran Cabriolet vs. Volkswagen Phaeton

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7000 RPM vs 4000 RPM 43% or 3000 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4691 cm3 vs 2967 cm3 37% or 1724 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs V6
Camshaft QUAD CAM vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4881 mm vs 5055 mm 3% or 174 mm shorter
Width 1915 mm vs 1903 mm 1% or 12 mm wider
Height 1353 mm vs 1450 mm 7% or 97 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2942 mm vs 2881 mm 2% or 61 mm more
Front tires size 245/40 R20 vs 235/55 R17
Rear tires size 285/40 R20 vs 235/55 R17
Spare wheel puncture repair kit vs 235/55 R17
Type of wheels 20" alloy wheels vs 17" alloy wheels
Style of wheels TRIDENT vs INSPIRATION
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)