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[VIDEO] BMW X7 M60i Attempts to Outrace the Lamborghini Urus

With the redesign from last year, BMW upgraded the X7 M Performance variant from M50i to M60i, although the large luxury SUV isn’t much sportier than before. The S68 engine powering the opulent mastodont from Bavaria has the same 523 hp and 750 Newton-meters (553 pound-feet) torque as its N63 predecessor. Still, it also has mild-hybrid technology for somewhat better fuel economy.

In light of this, the X7 M60i outperforms its competition in a brand-new drag race against the all-powerful Lamborghini Urus. The staff at Carwow prepared the two powerful SUVs for a series of drag and rolling races, followed by a braking test. The most practical car ever created in Sant’Agata Bolognese is significantly lighter and more powerful.

The Urus has an additional 118 horsepower and 100 Nm to its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8’s 641 horsepower and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) torque (74 lb-ft). BMW routinely underrates its engines. So usually, there wouldn’t be much of a difference. However, the X7 M60i weighs a substantial 2,675 kilograms (5,897 pounds). Meanwhile, the Urus hits the scales at 2,199 kg (4,848 lbs).

Even with the difference, it’s still intriguing to see how a seven-seat SUV compares to one of the most thrilling cars in the class. To do that, the X7 M60i and Urus engaged in two drag races with identical results. Due to a defective launch control system, the Lamborghini started slower than the BMW. But it wasted little time coming up and passing the BMW to win easily.

It was much the same in the subsequent rolling races from 50 mph (80 km/h), with the Urus winning both duels. The Lamborghini’s transmission engaged significantly more quickly, enabling the Italian super SUV to tap its vast power reserves virtually immediately. Another victory for the Urus came in the braking test from 100 mph (161 km/h) to 0. That shouldn’t be a surprise, given that it weighs approximately 500 kilograms (1,100 lbs) less than the X7 M60i.

The X7 M, if it existed, wouldn’t, in our opinion, defeat the Urus. But given that it will have about 750 horsepower, watching how the XM Label Red does in a drag competition will be intriguing. Frank van Meel, head of BMW M, stated that the XM is for those who desire a BMW but already own a Urus or a G-Class.

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