The horsepower is a something that most of car fans take into consideration at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the Lincoln LS I 3.0 220HP which has by 82 more horsepower in comparison to the Renault. Therefore the Lincoln will reach higher top speed. With more horsepower the Lincoln should as well give seemingly more flexiblility in specific speeds.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly influences on the amount of space for passengers as well as stability on road. The width of the Lincoln LS I is larger only by 69 millimeters in relation to the Renault and is not really relevant. The average for the „executive” segment equals to approximately 1,826 millimeters and is by 2 percent larger than the width of the Lincoln.
Lincoln LS I 3.0 220HP has 145 mm longer wheelbase than the Renault Safrane II. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The engine size of the Lincoln is by 54 % larger in comparison to the Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual. In a consequence the Renault Safrane II will be more fuel efficient, however, the engine of the Lincoln LS I will be of better performance, running more smoothly and more durable.
The Lincoln LS I is 156 mm longer in comparison to the Renault. Long cars are more spacious and also have bigger trunk. Although the Lincoln LS I seems to be better option for families or those who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Renault Safrane II 2.0 16V 138HP manual may appeal to city drivers because it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
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Given that the Renault was launched only 4 years prior to the Lincoln, the distance in technology applied in both cars is not really huge, however, the Lincoln LS I 3.0 220HP might have slightly more advanced solutions used in it.