Mercedes-Benz A200 vs Volkswagen Virtus in a drag race

Volkswagen launched the Virtus sedan on the market this year. It replaced Vento in the market and competes with cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and Skoda Slavia. Volkswagen Virtus is one of the most powerful sedans in this segment, especially the 1.5-litre TSI variant. There are several Volkswagen Virtus videos available online. Many of these videos are from drag races where the Virtus competes with cars from different segments. Here we have a video where a Volkswagen Virtus competes with a Mercedes-Benz A200 luxury sedan in a drag race.

The video has been uploaded by TORQUED on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger races his Volkswagen Virtus against a Mercedes-Benz A-Class limousine. The Virtus seen here in the video is the GT version that uses a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 150bhp and 250 Nm of maximum torque. It comes with a DSG transmission. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, on the other hand, uses a 1.3-liter turbo petrol engine that generates 163 Ps and 250 Nm of torque. The engine paired with a DCT gearbox.

On paper, it seemed that Mercedes-Benz would win the race without any problem. However, the Mercedes-Benz is slightly heavier than the Virtus, giving both cars an equal chance of winning the race. Both cars had three passengers for the race, including the driver. The vlogger was driving the Virtus while his friend was in the Mercedes-Benz. Traction control and air conditioning are off on both sedans and the Virtus is in Comfort mode while the Mercedes is in Eco mode.

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Both cars are lined up for the race and both cars are off to an aggressive start. They both leave the starting line almost at the same time. Initially, Volkswagen Virtus was in the lead, but little by little, Mercedes-Benz began to close in. Both sedans ran side by side and there was close competition between both cars until the very end. Towards the end, it seems that Volkswagen Virtus was slightly ahead of Mercedes.

Volkswagen Virtus vs Mercedes-Benz A200: Who would win in a drag race (Video)

For the second round both cars were put into sport mode and all other settings remained the same. The race started and the Mercedes-Benz got off to a very aggressive start. In sport mode, the behavior of the engine and gearbox in the A-Class changed. The Class A sedan was in the lead and held it throughout the race. For the third round, the vlogger managed to get a better throw for the Virtus, but after a few seconds, the Class A outclassed the Virtus and won the round.

For the last round, both cars decided to make a good start. Both cars would start racing after maintaining a speed of 20 kmph. The race begins and the Mercedes-Benz is instantly in the lead. Class A continues to hold the lead and wins the round. In this video, although Volkswagen was the lightest car, it was not light enough to win the race against Mercedes-Benz. However, Virtus gave Mercedes-Benz some close competition in the race.

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