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2007 Audi S3 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2007 Audi S3 is newer by 55 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, 2007 Audi S3 (262 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 104 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Audi S3 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Audi S3 weights approximately 160 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 2007 Audi S3 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, 2007 Audi S3 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, 2007 Audi S3 (350 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Audi S3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Audi S3 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Audi Jaguar
Model S3 XK
Year Released 2007 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 262 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1455 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 63 L


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