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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2011 Alpina B7

To start off, 2011 Alpina B7 is newer by 59 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 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Alpina B7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Alpina B7 (500 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 342 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Alpina B7 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Alpina B7 weights approximately 845 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 2011 Alpina B7 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Alpina B7 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, 2011 Alpina B7 (699 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 409 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Alpina B7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2011 Alpina B7
Make Jaguar Alpina
Model XK B7
Year Released 1952 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 4400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 500 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 699 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2140 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5085 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1902 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1483 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 3071 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 82 L


 

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