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2009 BMW 745 vs. 1952 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 BMW 745 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 4,396 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 BMW 745 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 745 (328 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 170 more horse power than 1952 Jaguar XK. (158 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 745 should accelerate faster than 1952 Jaguar XK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 745 weights approximately 690 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, 2009 BMW 745 (450 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 160 more torque (in Nm) than 1952 Jaguar XK. (290 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 745 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1952 Jaguar XK.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 745 1952 Jaguar XK
Make BMW Jaguar
Model 745 XK
Year Released 2009 1952
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4396 cc 3441 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 328 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.7 mm 106 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 201 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1985 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5180 mm 4430 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 63 L


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