BMW X6 vs Porsche Cayenne vs Range Rover Sport

BMW X6 | January 21st, 2008 by 38

Update: Here is why there is a difference between the diesel engines  We came across an internal document issued by BMW which shows several comparison …

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Update: Here is why there is a difference between the diesel engines 

We came across an internal document issued by BMW which shows several comparison statistics between the upcoming BMW X6 and the alleged competition: the Porsche Cayenne and the Range Rover Sport. The results: the X6 is way ahead of its competition and wins in all the departments.

Unfortunately, we can not post the original pdf file so I will type out all the data for you. Let's start first with the comparison between the BMW X6 xDrive 35i and the V6 Porsche Cayenne. 

  BMW X6 xDrive35i Porsche Cayenne Range Rover Sport
Engine R/6 V6 No V6 gasoline engine
Capacity 2.979 3.598
Horsepower 306 290
0-60 MPH 6.7 sec 8.1 sec
Speed 150 MPH 141 MPH
Fuel Consumption 21.53 MPG 18.19 MPG
CO2 Emission 262 g/km 310 g/km
Dimmensions 192.15/76.35/66.58 in 189.04/75.96/66.94 in
Weight 4719 lbs 4917 lbs

As you can see, the X6 xDrive35i is 1.4 seconds faster, it consumes less fuel, it's less polluting and it weighs about 90lbs less. 

Winner: BMW X6 

Now the xDrive50i vs Cayenne GTS and the V8 Supercharged Rover

  BMW X6 xDrive50i Porsche Cayenne GTS Range Rover Sport V8 – Supercharged
Engine V8 V8 V8
Capacity 4395 4806 4197
Horsepower 407 405 390
0-60 MPH 5.4 sec 6.1 sec 7.6 sec
Speed 155 MPH 157 MPH 140 MPH
Fuel Consumption 18.17 MPG 15.54 MPG 14.76 MPG
CO2 Emission 299 g/km 361 g/km 374 g/km
Dimmensions 192.15/76.35/66.58 in 189.04/75.96/66.94 in 188.50/78.07/71.33 in
Weight 4983 lbs 5060 lbs 5786 lbs

Once again, the X6 powered by the V8 xDrive 50i is about 0.7 sec faster than the top Cayenne GTS and…2.2 sec faster than the Rover Sport V8 Supercharged. On top of this, once again, it burns less fuel, less emission rating and it weighs 4719 lbs vs 4917 lbs and 5786 lbs.

Winner: BMW X6 

Diesel Engines 

  BMW X6 xDrive30d Porsche Cayenne Range Rover Sport TDV6
Engine R6 No Diesel V6
Capacity 2993   2720
Horsepower 235   190
0-60 MPH 8.0 sec   12.7 sec
Fuel Consumption 28.62 MPG   23.70 MPG
CO2 Emission 217 g/km   265 g/km
Dimmensions 192.15/76.35/66.58 in   188.50/78.07/71.33 in
Weight 4730 lbs   5566 lbs

Even in the diesel market, the X6 xDrive30d is the king.

Winner: BMW X6

  BMW X6 xDrive35d Porsche Cayenne Range Rover Sport TDV8
Engine R6 No Diesel V8
Capacity 2993   3628
Horsepower 286   272
0-60 MPH 6.9 sec   9.2 sec
Speed 147 MPH   130 MPH
Fuel Consumption 28.27 MPG   21.14 MPG
CO2 Emission 220 g/km   290 g/km
Dimmensions 192.15/76.35/66.58 in   188.50/78.07/71.33 in
Weight 4807 lbs   6039 lbs

WOW, 2.3 sec faster?? Clearly, the R6 diesel engine is better than the V8 offered in the Range Rover Sport.

Once again  Winner: BMW X6

I know this is a document issued by BMW, so I'm still curious to see some tests done by car magazines to find out if these numbers stand.

The only thing we're missing now is the pricing, maybe the Chicago Auto Show will bring something new. 

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