Pickup trucks are not exactly the first vehicles that spring to mind when you’re thinking drag racing but, and as with every segment, we have to know which midsize truck is the fastest.
If you live in Europe and want a pickup truck, your options are limited to a series of usually four-pot diesel midsize models, so straight-line performance is more in the region of adequate rather than tire-shredding.
The newest member of the group is the Mercedes X-Class, which in the X250d version is powered by a 2.3-liter engine with 190hp. Europe’s Ford Ranger on the other hand is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel with 160hp. As a side note, both of these pickup trucks are also available with more powerful diesel engine options in the European market.
Last but not least, we have the VW Amarok, which is easily the most powerful in this company as it has a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 258hp under its bonnet.
So it’s pretty clear who’s going to win the drag race but still there’s a chance for someone else to get first to the finish line in the rolling race.