Drag race: Land Rover Defender vs Mercedes-AMG G63 vs Jeep Wrangler vs BMW X7 M50i

March 21, 2022 by

Off-roading may be a lot of fun, but which hardcore mud-plugger is the fastest down the quarter-mile? Today we find out. 

For today’s race, Mat’s behind the wheel of the Land Rover Defender. It has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 525hp and 625Nm of torque. This is fed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Defender weighs in at 2,470kg.

Next up, we have the Mercedes-AMG G63. It has a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 577hp and 850Nm of torque, powering all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It’s the heaviest car here, tipping the scales at 2,550kg.

Coming in from the USA is the Jeep Wrangler. It’s the lightest of the four cars, weighing 2,150kg. It also has a 6.4-litre Hemi V8 470hp and 637Nm of torque powering all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Last but not least, there’s the odd one out. The BMW X7 M50i is more a luxury SUV than an off-roader, however it still has a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 putting out 530hp and 750Nm of torque. This powers all four wheels and it has an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All that leather and luxury adds to the weight, as it comes in at 2,490kg.

So which of these SUVs will come out on top? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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