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2008 BMW X3 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2008 BMW X3 is newer by 56 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, 2008 BMW X3 (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW X3 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW X3 weights approximately 470 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.

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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW X3. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW X3.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW X3 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model X3 XK
Year Released 2008 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 196 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1765 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 63 L


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