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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 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 SLK (161 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK weights approximately 70 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (230 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK SLK
Year Released 1952 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 78.7 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1365 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


 

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