British journalists have arranged the competition between BMW X3 M40d, Porsche Macan GTS, and Tesla Model Y – this trio was an opportunity to visually check in one run not only the capabilities of cars of three different brands but also to evaluate the capabilities of three different types of the power plant. This is because BMW has a diesel engine under the hood, Porsche uses a gasoline engine, and Tesla is traditionally equipped with an electric propulsion system.
In the classic 402 meters of drag racing, the parallel starts at 48 and 80 kilometers per hour, and the final test for the cars in the form of brake performance assessment at 161 kilometers per hour was part of the test of three crossovers.
The BMW in the X3 M40d version is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel with 340 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. But the outstanding traction indicator is partly compensated in this car by the high weight of 2005 kilograms.
The Macan GTS is both more powerful and lighter, as Porsche has a 2.9-liter petrol V6 turbo engine. With 450 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque, the car weighs 1,939 kilograms and is the lightest in the trio.
Traditionally for electric cars Tesla, a compact crossover Model Y is not the lightest – 1979 kilograms – but it has two electric motors that give out a total of 434 horsepower and 494 Nm of torque. Considering the fact that each of the cars has its own advantage, the triple straight-line runs and the evaluation of the dynamics from the move turned out to be very interesting.