Volkswagen Virtus is one of the most powerful sedan in its segment. The 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol version of Virtus generates 150 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This mid-size sedan competes with cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and the Skoda Slavia in the segment. We have seen several videos of Volkswagen Virtus online. Many of these videos were drag races where the Virtus competes with cars from the same or some other segment. Here we have a video where the owner of the Volkswagen Virtus GT competes with a Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury SUV in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by IT’S ME AHLAWAT on their YouTube channel. In this video vlogger takes his Volkswagen Virtus sedan and his friends Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d SUV on a closed road. They prepare for the race and the vlogger talks about the engine specifications of both the cars. As this is the GT variants, the Virtus is powered by a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine mated to a DSG transmission. The GLE on the other hand gets a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that generates around 240 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. It is also mated to an automatic transmission.
The vlogger mentions that he will be driving the GLE first and his friend will be driving the Virtus. Both the vehicles are lined up for the race and as soon as they see that the track is empty, they start racing. Vlogger mentions that the GLE was in comfort mode and the traction control was also on. Similarly, the Virtus was in D mode and traction was also on. AC was switched On on both the cars. The race started and immediately, GLE was in the lead.
The Mercedes-Benz maintained the lead throughout the race and won the first round without any issues. The Volkswagen Virtus was right behind the Mercedes but at no point, it had enough power to actually overtake it. For the second round, the settings on the car remained the same except the Virtus was in Sport mode this time. The race started and just like the first round, the GLE was in the lead. Both Virtus and GLE moved off the start line aggressively but, there is a lag in the DSG transmission in Virtus and that is not letting the car launch properly.
For the next round, vlogger swaps the car and he was now driving his Virtus and his friend was in the GLE. Before starting the race, vlogger asks GLE driver to deactivate traction control and drive in the comfort mode. In this round too, the Merc got an aggressive start and thanks to the DSG, Virtus was not able to make any progress. The results remained the same. When the GLE was put in to Sport mode, the difference between both the vehicles was way more evident and the vlogger even tried getting a rolling start at 30 kmph for the last round. In this round, Virtus was in the lead for few seconds and after that, the GLE took the lead.