2005 Jaguar S-Type vs. 1998 Jaguar XJ8

To start off, 2005 Jaguar S-Type is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Jaguar XJ8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Jaguar XJ8 would be higher. At 3,981 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Jaguar XJ8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Jaguar XJ8 (290 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 2005 Jaguar S-Type. (235 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Jaguar XJ8 should accelerate faster than 2005 Jaguar S-Type. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Jaguar XJ8 weights approximately 74 kg more than 2005 Jaguar S-Type. 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, 1998 Jaguar XJ8 (525 Nm) has 232 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Jaguar S-Type. (293 Nm). This means 1998 Jaguar XJ8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Jaguar S-Type.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Jaguar S-Type 1998 Jaguar XJ8
Make Jaguar Jaguar
Model S-Type XJ8
Year Released 2005 1998
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2966 cc 3981 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 235 HP 290 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 293 Nm 525 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.8:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1716 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 87 L


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