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1948 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 57 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1948 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1948 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 3,442 cc (6 cylinders), 1948 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1948 Jaguar XK. (160 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1948 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 413 kg more than 1948 Jaguar XK. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 51 more torque (in Nm) than 1948 Jaguar XK. (264 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1948 Jaguar XK. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1948 Jaguar XK has manual transmission. 1948 Jaguar XK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1948 Jaguar XK 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK E
Year Released 1948 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3442 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 160 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 264 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 200 km/hour 233 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1372 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 80 L


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