The death of the internal combustion engine has been widely exaggerated because EVs will not take off in the near future. Meanwhile, enthusiasts ’performance has been ruined for choice by picking from a huge array of vehicles. Some have petrol engines, some electric, even diesel-powered sport cars.

A new drag race illustrates that the instantaneous response of an electric motor is not always enough to win a race. The X3 M races with the Drag Model 3 so that the inline-six can be considered a force. The petrol SUV had more horsepower, but it had less torque when it got a little heavier.

The X3 M is far from obsolete

Although the M3P seemed to slow down the line due to poor driver response, it was not able to recover lost soil. The X3 M continues to compete and the electric sedan has not kept pace with it throughout the drag race. It shows that the S58 is an absolute beast and the eight-speed automatic transmission acts like a charm.

The situation was different in the roll race from 50 km / h (31 mph) because Tesla immediately put the BMW in its rearview mirror. However, EVs run out of breath at high speeds, which is why the X3 M almost catches it at the end of the duality. One of the important things that is omitted in the video is the battery charge status The performance of an electric car is significantly affected by how much juice is in the battery.

In some drug races, ICE excellence will not last long until EVs begin to develop. There will come a time when electric cars will be lighter than they are now. It is also worth noting that BMW is not a direct competitor to Tesla as a Bespoke 3 Series electric sedan is not due until 2025. Meanwhile, a long-wheelbase i3 sedan using the same CLAR platform as the Combustion car has unveiled it. Weeks in China.

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