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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 1948 Jaguar Mark IV

To start off, 1952 Jaguar XK is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1948 Jaguar Mark IV. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1948 Jaguar Mark IV would be higher. At 3,485 cc (6 cylinders), 1948 Jaguar Mark IV is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1948 Jaguar Mark IV. (123 HP @ 4250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1948 Jaguar Mark IV. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1948 Jaguar Mark IV weights approximately 495 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1948 Jaguar Mark IV. (250 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1948 Jaguar Mark IV.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 1948 Jaguar Mark IV
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model XK Mark IV
Year Released 1952 1948
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3485 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4250 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3060 mm


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