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1985 Citroen BX vs. 2002 Jaguar XJ

To start off, 2002 Jaguar XJ is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Citroen BX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Citroen BX would be higher. At 3,248 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Jaguar XJ is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Jaguar XJ (240 HP @ 6350 RPM) has 178 more horse power than 1985 Citroen BX. (62 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Jaguar XJ should accelerate faster than 1985 Citroen BX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XJ weights approximately 820 kg more than 1985 Citroen BX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Jaguar XJ is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2002 Jaguar XJ. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1985 Citroen BX, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2002 Jaguar XJ (316 Nm @ 4350 RPM) has 207 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Citroen BX. (109 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XJ will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Citroen BX. 2002 Jaguar XJ has automatic transmission and 1985 Citroen BX has manual transmission. 1985 Citroen BX will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Jaguar XJ will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Citroen BX 2002 Jaguar XJ
Make Citroen Jaguar
Model BX XJ
Year Released 1985 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1359 cc 3248 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 62 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6350 RPM
Torque 109 Nm 316 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4350 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 70 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 1710 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 5160 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2880 mm


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