Drag Race: BMW 1M Coupe vs. BMW X6 M50d

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Drag races usually offer us a fun way to test out different models and check out if the performance figures on papers match those on the tarmac. But there are drag races that involve more than just a figure comparison – they give us a reality check, especially if they put head-to-head two entirely different cars, in terms of chassis, body style and performance under the hood.

I mean, why would you put a small and apparently a fragile BMW 1M next to a massive BMW X6 M50d in a drag race? However, you know what they say: size does not always matter…and the video below might prove that right.

Even with the visible differences between the two of them, in terms of performance figures we are looking at a good report. However, even if the X6 looks and feels more powerful, the 1M has the advantage of being smaller and lighter.

To start with the BMW 1M Coupe, the model comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, with 335 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, enough to deliver a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

On the other hand, the BMW X6 M50d packs a 3.0-liter tri-turbocharged engine, with 375 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque. Even if it comes with higher power, the model is a tad slower, with around 0.3 seconds, due to its massive body styling.

Now that we know a little about both cars, push the play button to see for yourself if the BMW 1M Coupe manages to beat up the massive X6 M50d on a straight line race!


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