[VIDEO] The BMW X5 M vs The World’s Quickest SUVs

We get to watch some of the world’s fastest SUVs compete for supremacy in straight-line speed in yet another drag racing film from Carwow. The BMW X5 M is one of the older vehicles in the test. Despite this, it is still among the world’s fastest vehicles. Obviously, the Rivian R1S and Aston Martin DBX 707 and other vehicles wouldn’t be able to compete in the fastest SUV drag race in the world, but you get the concept. These large brutes move quickly.

Five SUVs, BMW X5 M Competition, Tesla Model X, Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. They go head-to-head in a performance test. Despite being a strong contender, the BMW X5 M is the second weakest among the competitors. This is due to its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 617 horsepower. Only the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S, with a 4.0-litre V8 and 603 horsepower, lags behind. The Porsche Cayenne GT follows, powered by a 4.0-litre V8 delivering 631 horsepower. The Lamborghini Urus Performante boasts a potent 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 657 horsepower. However, the Tesla Model X Plaid surpasses them all with its 1,020 horsepower tri-motor electric power source.

Being the sole electric vehicle among the competitors, the Tesla Model X is the heaviest. Despite this, it boasts almost double the horsepower of the other vehicles, making up for its weight disadvantage.

The Tesla destroyed the group in the quarter-mile drag race as if they were stationary. The Tesla, however, actually kept up with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT early on before the Tesla’s tremendous power helped it pull away. Despite having less power than the Urus, the Cayenne was consistently the quickest piston-powered SUV of the test. At the same time, the BMW, Mercedes, and Lamborghini continued playing about with strange launches throughout three races. It probably helped that our SUV was the lightest of the group.

The rolling races experienced similar results, as was to be expected. However, the braking test was intriguing. The Urus stopped almost two car lengths quicker than the Porsche, one car length quicker than the BMW, one car length quicker than the Mercedes, and approximately a quarter mile quicker than the Tesla thanks to its manhole cover-sized brake discs and million-piston calipers. Although the Tesla is compelling, its brakes are only as good as a 1994 Toyota Corolla, which is not good news for owners who want to test the Tesla’s power on the road. There will be a lot of dirty trousers among Model X Plaid owners.

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