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2002 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 50 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 10 more horse power than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 200 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2002 Alfa Romeo 166, 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 108 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166. (182 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Alfa Romeo 166.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Alfa Romeo 166 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Alfa Romeo Jaguar
Model 166 XK
Year Released 2002 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 182 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 211 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1495 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


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