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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL is newer by 53 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 335 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 595 kg more than 1952 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 CL (800 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 510 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK CL
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 800 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 87 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1890 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2970 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 88 L


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