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2005 BMW 530 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2005 BMW 530 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 BMW 530 (254 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 96 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW 530 weights approximately 465 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 2005 BMW 530 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1952 Jaguar XK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW 530 will offer significantly more control. 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 BMW 530 (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW 530 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 530 XK
Year Released 2005 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 254 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Top Speed 240 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1760 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 63 L


 

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