Mahindra XUV700 is currently the most popular SUV in the Indian market. That is why we have to wait a long time. The XUV700 is the most powerful SUV in the segment right now. We’ve shown you several videos featuring the XUV700’s rivals. Here, we have a unique one. In the video, an XUV700 petrol drag race against the XUV700 diesel. The video was uploaded to YouTube by Ashish Beniwal.
Both the XUV700s are equipped with an automatic transmission and the AX7 variant. The diesel variant has a luxury pack. On paper the petrol engine produces more power but the diesel engine has more torque.
The petrol engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that comes with direct injection. It produces a maximum of 200 Ps of power and 380 Nm of peak torque. You can get it with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter with automatic transmission.
The diesel engine is a 2.2-liter unit that produces a maximum of 185 PS of power and 450 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. If you choose a 6-speed manual gearbox, the torque output will be reduced to 420 Nm.
The host first turns off the traction control and air conditioning of the SUV. Petrol AT won the first race. It quickly removes the line and maintains its leadership. The host said there could be some issues with turning on the diesel AT. The diesel AT also did not lose traction control, which reduced the engine’s power.
Diesel AT does not have zoom driving mode which is the most powerful mode. The petrol engine won the second race easily. There is no driving mode on offer with petrol engine. In the third round, Diesel AT leads but in the end, Petrol AT leads.
In the fourth round, the diesel is put in AT zoom mode. This has a positive effect as Diesel AT advances but it is not clear which will win. In the fifth round, Petrol won the AT race. The drivers of the SUVs are then exchanged and then the petrol also wins.
In most races, the Patrol AT was well ahead. The reason behind this is that petrol AT is lighter and more powerful than diesel AT. Diesel engines are usually heavier than petrol engines and this is another reason why diesel ATs get lost.
It is important to note that the XUV700’s diesel engine is also given a lower tune if you get the MX trim. In it, the engine has been tuned to produce maximum power of 155 PS and 360 Nm of peak torque. It is only combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox.