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1986 Citroen BX vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 1986 Citroen BX is newer by 34 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1986 Citroen BX. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 1986 Citroen BX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1952 Jaguar XK weights approximately 305 kg more than 1986 Citroen BX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1952 Jaguar XK 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 1952 Jaguar XK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Citroen BX. (135 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Citroen BX.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Citroen BX 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Citroen Jaguar
Model BX XK
Year Released 1986 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1580 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 73 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 990 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 63 L


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