Mercedes X-Class Vs Rivals Is A Pointless, Yet Amusing Drag Race

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.

The Mitsubishi L200 (also known as Triton) uses a 2.4-liter diesel with 181hp while the Toyota HiLux gets a 2.4-liter unit with 150hp.

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.


  • Bash

    Now since they are all are next to each other like that. It’s easy to lookn at them all at the same time and realize how just better looking the Ford is.

  • Bo Hanan

    Toyota can do better.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      The sad thing is, they actually can’t.

      • Mr.M

        Well they could have at least gone with the 2.8 then again they could have gone with the 3.2 for the ranger… Idk why they didn’t go with top of the line engines for all

  • TheAmerican

    Less pointless then the last articles “A 900-something hp Mercedes goes faster than a stock Urus”

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    My definition of “amusing” greatly differs from yours based on my point of view of this drag race, Mr Journalist.

  • Dane Carpenter

    Why even bring up HP when talking about diesel truck. Torque is the more important number with trucks. Especially with diesels

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Why speed and brake test for pickup trucks,

    I always thought pickup trucks had always main reasons to exist and being sporty fast on the roads is not one of them

    • TheAmerican

      Yeah but look what people are doing with SUVs. It doesn’t make sense, but it’s still happening.

      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

        Agree, unfortunately that’s true

  • Cobrajet

    You have V8s, Mercedes, why not use them?

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