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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 55 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C (221 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 385 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C (510 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 220 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2007 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK C
Year Released 1952 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 62 L


 

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