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2005 Audi A6 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2005 Audi A6 is newer by 53 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, 2005 Audi A6 (217 HP @ 3200 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Audi A6 weights approximately 240 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.

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, 2005 Audi A6, 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, 2005 Audi A6 (300 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Audi A6 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Audi Jaguar
Model A6 XK
Year Released 2005 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2967 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 3200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 106 mm
Top Speed 241 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 1535 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


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