Drag racing: “charged” crossover BMW X6 M or Jaguar F-Type RSeptember 29, 2020
Enthusiasts from YouTube channel decided to find out if the high-performance crossover BMW X6 M can overtake the sports coupe Jaguar F-Type R. Both cars are equipped with approximately the same engines.
Sports cars and crossovers are designed to serve two different categories of customers. But as consumers continue to look more and more towards larger vehicles with more ground clearance, automakers are adding more powerful engines as well. The BMW X6 M Competition is just one such example. The car boasts a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and enormous power. To demonstrate the full performance of this crossover, the guys at Cars.co.za pitted the Bavarian SUV against the British Jaguar F-Type R coupe.
If you only compare the characteristics of the engine, they seem very similar. The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the BMW crossover produces 616 horsepower (750 Nm).
These figures are almost identical to those of his British rival. The charged Jaguar F-Type R is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged Jaguar engine that produces 567 hp. (700 Nm). Both are all-wheel drive, but Jaguar has one advantage – weight. It’s 400kg lighter than the BMW, which is a significant difference for the race.
However, being too light does not mean Jaguar will have easy victories. In the first race at a distance of 402 meters, the BMW crossover took the lead at the start. Despite being lighter, the Jaguar was unable to catch its wheels on the asphalt to regain the lead, and BMW won a clear victory. The second race was won by Jaguar – this time, the driver had a better start. The third race was the best of all.
Both started off well, with the BMW crossover slightly ahead, although Jaguar began to catch up to close the gap. But that was not enough. Instead, the final race ended in a draw.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the tuned Audi RS3 fought the BMW M2 CS and Mercedes-AMG A45 S in drag racing. A team of enthusiasts from the YouTube channel carwow decided to test whether the upgraded version of the Audi RS3, thanks to its additional power, can overtake the BMW M2 CS and Mercedes-AMG A45 S in a straight line race.
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