One would think a BMW X5 would easily out-drag a Mahindra XUV700 in a drag race but…
Here is a video of the drag race between a Mahindra XUV700 and a BMW X5. The result might seem like a foregone conclusion, but there are a few nuances that make this drag race interesting. The XUV700 is a popular premium mid-size SUV with the most powerful engine in the segment. The waiting periods for the XUV700 have extended to 2024, hinting at its popularity. The BMW X5, on the other hand, is a different monster altogether. The premium luxury SUV has some outrageous specifications for a vehicle of this segment. Let us check out how close this competition could get.
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Mahindra XUV700 vs BMW X5 – Drag Race
The video has been posted by a YouTuber who keeps drag racing a ton of cars against his XUV700. But this time around, the challenge is mighty. In the first attempt, the BMW is set to ‘Comfort’ mode with the AC and traction control ON and Launch Control OFF. At the launch, the XUV700 takes a lead momentarily. But in the next moment, the X5 zips past the XUV like a bullet never to be caught up for the entire duration of the race. This was expected and the odds had to be shifted in XUV’s favour for the next attempt. To accomplish that, the YouTuber decided to put the X5 in ‘Eco’ mode. Thinking that the X5 was now set to its most relaxed setting, they began the race.
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Surprisingly, this time, the X5 took off from the starting point like a missile. The YouTuber, who was driving the XUV called it early. He knew that this can’t be the most relaxed setting but the opposite. As it turns out, the occupants of the luxury SUV decided to play a prank on the YouTuber by setting the X5 to its sportiest settings with Traction Control OFF and Launch Control ON. Needless to say, in those settings, the XUV700 was no match for the German SUV and got trounced.
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The Mahindra XUV700 in this race had a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 200 hp and 380 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The BMW X5 comes with a 3.0-litre diesel mill that churns out 265 hp and a massive 620 Nm of peak power and torque. There is simply no match between the specs of these two which is also reflected in the results.