The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is one damn good muscle car with lots of power. In the USA, it often leaves all the rest of the competitors in the dust. Even the police with their modified high-powered cars are frequently unable to catch up with the Hellcat. Recently, however, a YouTuber decided to race the BMW M4 F82 against the Dodge Hellcat. So what happened in this BMW vs. Hellcat showdown? Let’s start with a little background.
BMW vs. Hellcat Specs
The Dodge Hellcat rocks a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, providing it with 707 HP. The American car is also heavier, tipping the scales at 4,448 pounds, meaning it carries an extra 720 pounds over the BMW. The BMW M4 F82 comes with a straight 6, 3.0-liter engine, which provides 650HP.
At the Hellcat drag race, when it came to the launch, the Dodge Challenger was loud, but slower to accelerate, whereas the M4 F82 with the dual-clutch automatic had a great jump start. It would seem that, with its power, the Hellcat would be more likely to catch up and win the BMW vs. Hellcat race.
While both these are high-performance cars, on paper, it appears that the American Hellcat would best the BMW, however, that is not the end result. The M4 may look small, however, it comes with a mighty powerful engine that can give most cars on the planet a good run for their money.
The BMW was not tuned for the race, and it only ran on track tires. During the start of the standing drag race in Sport mode, the BMW shot like a rocket. The Dodge Hellcat had to be content with second place as the BMW’s rearview mirror showed it getting left behind.
The Dodge did not fare any better in the second Hellcat drag race either. At the start, the Hellcat did edge the BMW, but the latter soon overtook it and scored an easy win. No matter what the Dodge tried to do, it was no match for the German car.
At this point, the German bested the American. Judging from the performance of the BMW, it appears that it could beat the Hellcat anytime in any race. What this shows is that a heavy car with a powerful engine is not everything when it comes to a flat-out drag race. Perhaps this is one reason why BMW has started to make lighter and more compact cars.
You can watch the video of the race here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNpzWxIuQb4
To learn more about the BMW vs. Hellcat and the Hellcat drag race, visit Braman Motors or call 1-561-609-0131 to see what models they have on their showroom floor before you run by for a look-see. As well, the staff at Braman Motors are extremely knowledgeable about all types of cars, and they would be happy to answer any questions you have.