Kia Seltos vs Mercedes-Benz GLA luxury SUV in a drag race


There are several drag race videos between SUVs, cars and bikes available on the internet. Most of these videos use regular car without any modification to see which car has better performance. We have featured many of these cars on our website in the past. Here we have a video where two vehicles from different categories compete against each other in a drag race. One of them is a luxury SUV while the other is a premium compact SUV. Here we have a video of Kia Seltos turbo petrol variant competing against Mercedes-Benz GLA luxury SUV.

The video has been uploaded by Cars with Shivansh on their YouTube channel. Vlogger starts by explaining the engine specifications on both the SUVs. The Kia Seltos used here is the 1.4 litre turbo petrol model with DCT gearbox. The engine on this SUV generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of peak torque. The Mercedes-Benz GLA on the other hand is 200d model which means it is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 136 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. The car is mated to an automatic gearbox.

Both the SUVs are then lined up. They chose an empty road for drag race to avoid accidents. Vlogger sat inside the Kia Seltos first and his friend was driving the Seltos. GLA was also driven by his other friend. Both SUVs prepared for the launch and as soon as the race started, Kia Seltos instantly took the lead. Mercedes-Benz can be seen struggling in the video to overtake the Seltos. Kia Seltos maintained the lead throughout the race and won the first round.

Kia Seltos turbo petrol vs Mercedes-Benz GLA diesel in a drag race [Video]

In the second round, vlogger came and sat inside the GLA. Mercedes-Benz could not get a good launch at the start which left it behind. For the second round, Mercedes-Benz driver managed to get a good launch and was in the lead. It looked like GLA was going to win the second round but, as the SUV moved closer to the finish line, Kia Seltos smoothly overtook it and took the lead. Kia Seltos won the second round as well.

For the third and forth round, vlogger chose to drive the Mercedes and wanted to see what was actually happening. The race started and as usual, the Kia Seltos instantly took the lead and Mercedes-Benz was unable to minimise the gap. The vlogger kept on pushing the GLA but it made no difference. Similar results were seen in the fourth round as well. Kia Seltos was announced the winner of the race. Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d did not even win one round.

The reason why Kia Seltos won this race is simply because it has more power available to it than that of the Mercedes. The Seltos generates at least 4 Bhp more than the Mercedes-Benz which helped it win all the rounds. The petrol engine is a lot more responsive than the diesel in Merc. The other reason why GLA could not win the round or even maintain the lead whenever it got ahead was because of the weight. In comparison to Kia Seltos, GLA 200d is also heavier.


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