In a clash that just ten years ago would have seemed impossible or just downright silly, we lined up BMW’s most powerful diesel SUV against the new Range Rover Sport, which uses an engine shared with the Jaguar F-Type to develop an incredible 375kW (502hp).
Both manufacturers claim their cars accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in the same time, so we honestly had no idea which car would win over the quarter mile drag race.
What we did know is that one of these cars would have a bit more fuel in the tank at the end of the day.
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BMW X5 M50d
Price: R1 113 148
Engine: 3.0 Inline-6 Tripleturbo diesel
Power: 280kW and 740Nm
Ave fuel: 6.7 litres/100km
Range Rover Supercharged HSE V8
Price: R1 365 023
Engine: 5.0 litre V8 petrol
Power: 375kW and 625Nm
Ave fuel: 13.8 litres/100km
Written, Directed and Presented by Ciro De Siena
Director of Photography – Warrick Le Sueuer
Edited by JJ Jordaan
Camera Assistants – Melrie Theunissen and Liam Drake
Drivers – Dave Taylor and Gino Lange
Flex Vector – Pocket Zombie
Koona – Starkey