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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2009 BMW 320

To start off, 2009 BMW 320 is newer by 57 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, 2009 BMW 320 (168 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 320 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 320 weights approximately 181 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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 320. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2009 BMW 320
Make Jaguar BMW
Model XK 320
Year Released 1952 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2171 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 72 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 201 km/hour 226 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1476 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


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