VIDEO: Audi RS4 Avant vs Tesla Model X P100D — Carwow drag race

When it comes to fast, fun, do-it-all cars, the Audi RS4 Avant is at the top of the list. There are few cars on the planet that can blend its speed, performance, handling, comfort and practicality into such a good looking package. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the only car that’s fast and comfortable. In this new test from Carwow, we take a look at a couple of tests between the RS4 and the Tesla Model X P100D.

Carwow’s Mat Watson actually recently gave his Audi RS4 Avant back to Audi but it seems that they had done one last video before sending it away. In it, they put it up against a massively heavy, all-electric SUV from Silicon Valley. So which one is faster in a standard drag race and in a rolling drag race? Also, which one stops faster? Carwow finds out in this latest video.

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Under the hood of the Audi RS4 Avant lies a 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 450 hp . It also uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox and has all-wheel drive. While the Tesla Model X P100D has two electric motors, one at each axle, that combine for massive 772 hp. However, the Telsa weighs about as much as a small sun. Of course, though, being entirely electric the Tesla doesn’t have to wait for gears to kick down or an engine to rev. It just grips and goes.

In the standard quarter-mile, the two cars start out pretty close but the Tesla just pulls away, never leaving the Audi RS4 a real chance. In the rolling drag race, the RS4’s gearbox takes too long to kick down, allowing the Tesla to fire ahead and easily take the win. The only test won by the Audi RS4 was the braking test, which won thanks to its lighter weight.

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There’s no question that the Tesla Model X P100D is faster than the Audi RS4 Avant in almost every single measurable way. Though, I know which car I’d want the keys to on a twisty road and it has four rings on the hood.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.