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1952 Jaguar XK vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC 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 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC weights approximately 1535 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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC (351 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Jaguar XK 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK CLC
Year Released 1952 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3441 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 268 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 290 Nm 351 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 92.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 106 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 201 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 2830 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 62 L


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