Vote On Your Favorite Modern & Powerful German SUV

Interesting | April 17th, 2009 by 12
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In the next few months, all the media outlets – print and online, will write many articles comparing the recently released BMW X5 M and …

In the next few months, all the media outlets – print and online, will write many articles comparing the recently released BMW X5 M and X6 M to other similar models, such as Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, Audi Q7 or the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

But we’re jumping ahead here and we will throw at you lots of numbers, technical specs and …..more numbers. At the end, since we care about what you think, we will give you the option to vote your favorite, modern or most powerful SUV….well, SAV and SAC if we’re being picky now.

All the data was compiled by Mr. CarGuy, so many thanks in advance.

BMW X5 M

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Brakes (Front) 15.6 inch rotors
Brakes (Rear) 15.2 inch rotors
Wheels 20 inch light-alloy M Sport wheels
Tires Front 275/40-20 Bridgestone
Tires Rear 315/35-20 Bridgestone
Front Suspension Double-wishbone front control arms
Rear Suspension Integral four-link rear axle
Drivetrain Layout Front Engine, AWD
Transmission 6 Speed M Sport Paddle-Shifted Automanual
Differential Electronic front and rear LSD
Engine Type: Direct injection BMW M Sport V8
Compression Ratio 9.30:1
Displacement 4.4 liters
Induction Twin Garett turbochargers, 21.0 PSI
Horsepower 555 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 500 lb-ft. @ 1500 to 5650 rpm
Exterior Body Type 2 Door, 5 Seat SUV
Performance Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 4.5 seconds
Base Price: Aprox. $90,000


Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

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Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 295/45 R19, option: 295/40 R20
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Engine Type: V8
Displacement cu in (cc): 383 (6208)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 503(375) / 6800
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 465(630) / 5200
Redline at RPM: 7200
Exterior Length × Width × Height in: 189.8 × 76.8 × 73.3
Weight lb (kg): 5093 (2312)
Performance Acceleration 0-62 mph s: < 5.0
Top Speed mph (km/h): 155 (250) (electronically limited)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): 12/16 (n.a.)
Base Price: $85,500


Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

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Brakes 6 piston aluminum calipers front, 4 piston aluminum calipers rear
Wheels 21 in front/ 21 in rear
Tires 295/35 R 21
Drivetrain Layout Front Engine, AWD
Transmission 6 speed Tiptronic S
Steering Power-assisted (hydraulic)
Engine Displacement 4.8 liter Twin-Turbo V8
Horsepower 550 @ 6000 rpm
Torque 553 @ 2250 rpm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Performance 0-60 mph 4.7 sec
Top Speed 174 mph
Curb Weight 5,192 lbs.
Base Price: $125,000


Audi Q7 V12 TDI

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Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: n.a.
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Engine Type: Turbodiesel V12
Displacement cu in (cc): 362 (5934)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 500(373) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 738(1000) / 1750
Redline at RPM: n.a.
Exterior Length × Width × Height in: n.a.
Weight lb (kg): n.a.
Performance Acceleration 0-62 mph s: 5.5
Top Speed mph (km/h): 155 (250) – electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA combined mpg (l/100 km): 20 (11.9)
Base Price: n.a.


BMW X6 M

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Brakes (Front) 15.6 inch rotors
Brakes (Rear) 15.2 inch rotors
Tires Front 275/40-20 Bridgestone
Tires Rear 315/35-20 Bridgestone
Wheels 20 inch light-alloy M Sport wheels
Rear Suspension Integral four-link rear axle
Front Suspension Double-wishbone front control arms
Drivetrain Layout Front Engine, AWD
Transmission 6 Speed M Sport Paddle-Shifted Automanual
Differential Electronic front and rear LSD
Engine Type: Direct injection BMW M Sport V8
Induction Twin Garett turbochargers, 21.0 PSI
Displacement 4.4 liters Torque 500 lb-ft. @ 1500 to 5650 rpm
Horsepower 555 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.30:1
Exterior Body Type 2 Door, 4 Seat SUV
Performance Acceleration 0-60 mph 4.5 seconds
Base Price: Aprox. $95,000

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Hegedosh/8204311 Tom Hegedosh

    non. the older G55 AMG in black

  • Lance

    Audi likes coming up with these diesel trucks that tries to be in tehr perfrmance class. They must wake up, they have the worst diesel engines when compared to BMW and Merc in terms of reliability, refinement, performacne and efficiency! But afterall – it should be OK because it is a VW.

  • Lance

    it can be seen that the X5M and X6M both share many components, so it makes sense to bring both of them out

  • Gord

    Doesn’t the Range Rover count ?

    The current one does have its BMW engine replaced with other powerplants, but I believe the underpinnings were still developped by BMW (when they owned Rover).

    I think the Cayenne could be technically better (I assume it is more expensive for a reason). But I, picked the X6 M.

  • BMWDriver

    I will pick the X6-M, it is the best looking in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825975013 Carlos Perez

    I choose :
    1) X6 M
    2) Porsche Cayenne Turbo S(Pretty close)
    3) X5 M
    4) MB
    5) Q7

  • tony

    M6 M please!!!

  • viper

    I think audis coming with the V12 TFSI or something……its going to be like a S600 of all suvs…..a V12 suv , that thing is going to be a Monster , huge power and torque to be expected…I think more than X5M.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825975013 Carlos Perez

    @viper:
    I don’t think its going to work , it will be too heavy, plus the almost 2 ton, and besides probably it going to be a derivated from the VW phantom witch isn’t something from another world

  • Zeitgeist_md

    X6M
    X5M
    Turbo S
    ML 63 AMG
    Q7 V!12 TDI

  • TH3LOOB

    IM GOiNG TO TAKE THE X6 M ONCE iTS RELEASED !!!!!!
    because its smaller faster and not heavy ….
    in my opinion
    1-X6 M
    2-ML63
    3-Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
    4-X5 M
    5-Q7

    but realy i whant to know whos faster THe X6 M or THE ML63 !?!?!?!
    ML63 is good because 7 gears , limit could reach 360k/m
    and bad in price , the price that is shown at topic is for 2008 not 2009 ..
    and ty for the TOPiC ^^ !!!!

  • …….

    In my opinion:

    1) X5 M
    2) ML63 AMG
    3) X6 M
    4)Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    5)—–
    6) —–
    7) —–
    8) —-
    9) —-
    10) Audi Q7

    Audi has the worst SUV here, but if compared with the Touareg, it´s not so bad

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