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2002 Jaguar XJ vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Jaguar XJ. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Jaguar XJ 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 19 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Jaguar XJ should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 75 kg more than 2002 Jaguar XJ.

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, 2002 Jaguar XJ (316 Nm @ 4350 RPM) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XJ will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Jaguar XJ 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XJ E
Year Released 2002 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3248 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 240 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6350 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 316 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4350 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 70 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1710 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5160 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2830 mm


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