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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2009 BMW 525

To start off, 2009 BMW 525 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 525 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 525 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 525 weights approximately 230 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.

Because 2009 BMW 525 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 BMW 525 will offer significantly more control. 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 2009 BMW 525. (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 525.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2009 BMW 525
Make Jaguar BMW
Model XK 525
Year Released 1952 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 78.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1525 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


 

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