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2009 BMW 118 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 BMW 118 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (158 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 2009 BMW 118. (141 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1952 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 118. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 118 weights approximately 91 kg more than 1952 Jaguar XK.

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, 2009 BMW 118 (300 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 118 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 118 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 118 XK
Year Released 2009 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1386 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 63 L


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