The Cars.co.za team grabbed a BMW X5 M50d and a Range Rover Sport and put them on a quarter-mile drag race in Cape Town, South Africa
On paper the two 4x4 vehicles seem very close “in a clash that just ten years ago would have seemed impossible or just downright silly”, as described by the creators. Both SUVs do the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) run in only 5.3 seconds.
What comes to make the difference is the bigger power of the luxury British vehicle. It sports a monstrous 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine, producing 503 bhp (375 kW). The same engine is also offered for the Jaguar F-Type.
The Bimmer on the other hand battles with a 3.0-liter tri-turbo engine, outputting 381 PS (280 kW) with a peak torque of 740 Nm (546 lb-ft).
Looking at the fuel consumption figures, Cars.co.za says “one of these cars would have a bit more fuel in the tank at the end of the day”. The X5 M50d averages 6.7 liters/ 100km, while the Range Rover Sport is quite thirsty with 13.8 liters/ 100km.