In all fairness, the only obvious winner here is Germany

Carwow are known to push the boundaries of what a fair drag race means but, hey, we’re allowed to have some innocent fun from time to time, right?

In this new four-way duel, the BMW M340i Touring (that’s the wagon, by the way) meets the likes of Mercedes-AMG G 63, Audi RS Q3, and Volkswagen T-Roc R.

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Obviously, the most powerful of the bunch is the Mercedes-AMG G 63 - its 4.0-liter V-8 makes 585 horsepower. At the same time, the boxy SUV is also the heaviest car in the lineup, tipping the scales at 2,550 kilos (5,622 pounds).

Volkswagen’s T-Roc R, on the other hand, looks like a butterfly in comparison to the G-Wagen. It tips the scales at 1,570 kilos (3,461 pounds) and makes do with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 300 horsepower on tap.

This Drag Race Sports a Very Different-Minded German Car Lineup
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The RS Q3 is a tad heavier than the T-Roc R (1,700 kilos or 3,748 pounds) but it packs a five-cylinder, turbocharged 2.5-liter mill good for 400 horsepower.

Last but definitely not least, the BMW M340i, albeit in wagon form, comes with 3.0-liter straight-six (also turbocharged) that produces 374 horsepower. It also tips the scales at 1,750 kilos (3,858 pounds).

This Drag Race Sports a Very Different-Minded German Car Lineup
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Also worth mentioning is that all of the four contestants are fitted with all-wheel-drive systems and automatic gearboxes. As for their ability to pull their own weight in a drag race, well, let’s say the only car able to keep up with the BMW was the G-Class. How about that?

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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