Today, the automotive trade has some really attention-grabbing crossovers to supply for SUV the market. There have been new classes and niches created, all constructed on the premises of a premium all-wheel drive expertise.
You can embody in that class vehicles just like the the BMW X2 or the Audi SQ2. These are additionally simply one other set of vehicles that share their their underpinnings with extra standard bodystyles.
The SQ2 is principally an Audi A3 on stilts. The two vehicles are very related in loads of methods, however whereas the A3 simply has that basic hatchback look, the Q2 is simply taller.
But aside from that, the technical particulars are roughly the identical. The engines are shared too so the SQ2 makes use of the identical 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged mill you’ll discover within the S3. It makes 300 HP and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.
The identical engine is used within the Volkswagen T-Roc R, which, as you may’ve guessed already, has 300 HP and the identical 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque to depend on. The T-Roc R additionally has all-wheel drive, identical to the SQ2 and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. And sure, the T-Roc R is the lightest automotive within the race at hand right here.
Last, however not least, we’ve got a BMW X2 M35i. The Bavarian crossover additionally makes use of a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged mill, good for a bit over 300 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It has all-wheel drive and an automated 8-speed Aisin-sourced gearbox.
Therefore, this can be a fairly attention-grabbing drag race and not one thing you’d see every single day. Let’s have a look!