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1949 Citroen 11 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1952 Jaguar XK is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Citroen 11. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Citroen 11 would be higher. At 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 1949 Citroen 11. (55 HP @ 3200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1949 Citroen 11. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 100 kg more than 1949 Citroen 11. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Jaguar XK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1949 Citroen 11, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1949 Citroen 11 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Citroen Jaguar
Model 11 XK
Year Released 1949 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1911 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 55 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1195 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1590 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 3280 mm 2600 mm


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