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2004 Jaguar XK vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 4,195 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Jaguar XK (294 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Jaguar XK weights approximately 20 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 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, 2004 Jaguar XK (411 Nm) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm). This means 2004 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Jaguar XK 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Jaguar Mercedes-Benz
Model XK E
Year Released 2004 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4195 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 294 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 411 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.1 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1805 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.2 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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