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2009 Audi A5 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 Audi A5 is newer by 57 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, 2009 Audi A5 (187 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A5 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Audi A5 weights approximately 280 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, 2009 Audi A5, 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, 2009 Audi A5 (400 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A5 1952 Jaguar XK
Make Audi Jaguar
Model A5 XK
Year Released 2009 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2698 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 187 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.1 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 232 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 63 L


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