BMW X6 destroyed the Cayenne GTS on Nurgburing test

BMW X6 | August 11th, 2008 by 17

Some of you might remember the BMW leaked document in which the new X6 xDrive50i was being compared to the Porsche Cayenne GTS. At that …

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BMW X6 xDrive50i

Some of you might remember the BMW leaked document in which the new X6 xDrive50i was being compared to the Porsche Cayenne GTS. At that time, many people believed that since it was a BMW leaked document, the numbers might not be as accurate as they want us to believe.

I inclined to believe these allegations, but in the same time, I knew that the leaked document was an internal memo that had no marketing purposes. A few months later, the fellow car lovers at AutoBild had the opportunity to put the BMW X6 xDrive50i head-to-head with the Porsche Cayenne GTS.

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Before we show you their final results, let’s start with the ones from the BMW’s memo

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

So, 0-100km/h, 5.4 for the X6 and 6.1 for the Cayenne GTS.
Now, let’s see what the AutoBild folks have to say:

Nürburgring-Nordschleife times:
1. 8.54,4 min (max. 240,9 km/h) – X6 (automatic)
2. 9.01,9 min (max. 228,1 km/h) – Cayenne GTS (manual)

1. 2378 kg – X6
2. 2410 kg – Cayenne GTS

Acceleration 0-100 km/h:
1. 5,7 s – X6
2. 6,7 s – Cayenne GTS

1. 263 km/h – Cayenne GTS
2. 252 km/h – X6 (limited)

Braking 100-0 km/h (warm):
1. 37,4 m – Cayenne GTS
2. 37,7 m – X6

Basic price:
1. 73 800 € – X6
2. 78 034 € – Cayenne GTS

Besides being faster from 0-100km/h, the BMW X6 xDrive50i was 7 seconds faster on the Nurburgring lap as well.

With a lower price, better fuel consumption and free 4-year maintenance, the X6 is a better buy. Sorry guys, as much as I like Porsche, the X6 takes the win this time.

17 responses to “BMW X6 destroyed the Cayenne GTS on Nurgburing test”

  1. Clara says:

    It would be interesting to see a skidpad comparison

  2. Noz says:

    Who said the Porsche was any good?

    This whole test is a joke…it’s akin to a bunch of lard-ass obese people running the hurdles…and we’re all dumb enough to sit and watch.

    What a waste of resources.

  3. Fred911 says:

    It surprises me that no one commented on the fact that a naturally aspirated 4.8 V8 (Cayenne GTS) is being compared to the 5.0 twin turbo (X6)!!!! The X6 is in the league of the Cayenne Turbo. Suggest they repeat those tests….and revert back!!! As for looks, this is a matter of taste…I love the GTS looks! And them X6 drives can wish they own one….
    Now did we compare resale values??

  4. Dubai says:

    Fred911 you are the man!!!

    LOL people who can’t offer prosche will say anything about it ;p first of all prosche has its quality unlike the x6 lol its just like a rubish japanes car from insid,,, plus the shape of the car,, there is no compare at all

    also what mean x6 and is a joke a 4 years free LOL? even a honda civic are not doing that -.-

    x6 is for poor people who just want to show off of some speed as they can’t offer a real laxury cars.


  5. Hussain Anmar says:

    To be honest, I can not decide which is actually uglier. If you want a high-performance SUV/SAV get the new X5 M with some Hartge wheels. Give me a ride then when you get it. :)

  6. SharleeDog says:

    Gee, I guess I will just run out and buy a BMW instead of the 2011 Cayenne I have ordered. BMW ranked well below the half way mark on the J.D. Powers quality results while Cayenne was only 1st.

  7. Andrey says:

    bmw vs porche aymane bmw ?

  8. Andrey says:

    bmw x6 vs porche cayenne gts off road ?

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