Mahindra recently launched the much awaited automated manual transmission (AMT) option on the XUV300. The AMT gearbox features Mahindra’s autoShift technology and is offered only with the W8 and W8(O) diesel variants, both of which are top of the line trims. The XUV300 is among the more powerful vehicles in the sub-4 meter SUV segment and its diesel engine pumps out a good 115 Bhp of power. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, in comparison, has a 1.3-litre diesel unit that pumps out 89 Bhp of power. It is quite natural then that people are curious about the 0-100 km/h acceleration time of the Mahindra XUV300. The video below by Drive King answers just that and shows the time in which the XUV300 diesel can crack the 100 km/h speed figure.
The diesel-powered Mahindra XUV300 runs on a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine that has been picked up from the Marrazzo MPV. This all-new engine debuted with the MPV last year and churns out 121 Bhp of power on the Marazzo but has been detuned on the XUV300 in order to achieve better fuel efficiency. Here, the power output of this 1.5-litre mill stands at 115 Bhp of power along with 300 Nm of torque. The engine gets both manual and automatic (AMT) gearbox options on the XUV300.
Talking about the 0-100 km/h rum timings, the XUV300 manages to post a decent timing number in the video above. In the first run, the sub-4 meter SUV by Mahindra touches the 100 km/h mark in 12.99 sec. In the second run, the vehicle improves u pon its timings and touches the 100 km/h speed mark in just 12.61 seconds. Those are pretty impressive numbers when compared with the other diesel sub-4 meter SUVs, most of which cross the 13-second mark before touching 100 km/h.
Talking about the Mahindra XUV300, it is the safest car in its segment by far. Mahindra has equipped the car with 7 airbags, ABS+EBD, ESP, rollover mitigation, Hill Hold, disc brakes on all four wheels, front parking sensors, rear parking sensors, parking camera, speed alert and seat belt reminder. Standard safety features include ABS and twin airbags along with speed alert and seat belt reminder. The SUV is offered in four variants – W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O) – and is offered with two engine options.
The petrol engine here is a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit that churns out a maximum power of 110 Bhp and a class-leading 200 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard but unlike the diesel variants, the petrol variants don’t have the AMT gearbox as an option as of now. The Mahindra XUV300 rivals the likes of the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and the Ford Ecosport among others in its segment.