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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2011 Audi A8

To start off, 2011 Audi A8 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 3,441 cc (6 cylinders), 1952 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Audi A8 (247 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Because 2011 Audi A8 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 Audi A8 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 Audi A8 (550 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 260 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2011 Audi A8
Make Jaguar Audi
Model XK A8
Year Released 1952 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 201 km/hour 243 km/hour
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 5136 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1948 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1461 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2992 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 90 L


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