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2003 BMW 530 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2003 BMW 530 is newer by 51 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, 2003 BMW 530 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 BMW 530 weights approximately 375 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2003 BMW 530 (501 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 211 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2003 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2003 BMW 530 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 530 XK
Year Released 2003 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 501 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 106 mm
Top Speed 245 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1670 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


 

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