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2009 BMW 325 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 BMW 325 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 BMW 325 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 325 weights approximately 380 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 2009 BMW 325 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, 2009 BMW 325 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, 1952 Jaguar XK (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 325. (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 1952 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 325 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 325 XK
Year Released 2009 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 215 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.8 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 240 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1675 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


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