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2002 Jaguar XK8 vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Jaguar XK8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Jaguar XK8 would be higher. At 4,195 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Jaguar XK8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Jaguar XK8 (300 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (250 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Jaguar XK8 should accelerate faster than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Jaguar XK8 weights approximately 20 kg more than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Jaguar XK8 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 XK8. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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 XK8 (420 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2002 Jaguar XK8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Saab 03-Sep. 2002 Jaguar XK8 has automatic transmission and 2003 Saab 03-Sep has manual transmission. 2003 Saab 03-Sep will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Jaguar XK8 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Jaguar XK8 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Jaguar Saab
Model XK8 03-Sep
Year Released 2002 2003
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4195 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 420 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4100 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.3 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 250 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1685 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.3 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 61 L


 

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