The SUV segment receives new member at the top end of the performance flagpole: the launch of the Lamborghini Urus in 2018. The high-performance luxury SUV is a first for the Italian brand and aims to be one of the most dynamic SUVs ever made.

The Italians have spared neither cost nor effort and with many ingredients from the rich shelves of the VW Group, have delivered an impressive overall package. Direct competition for the Lamborghini Urus does not exist at the moment in the market, and the closest power SUV from BMW would be the X6 M.

With a length of 5.11 meters, the Lamborghini Urus surpasses the SUV coupe from Garching by about 21 centimeters. The Urus is only three centimeters shorter than a Bentley Bentayga, with whom it shares many technical components. How serious the Italians are still with the dynamics is clear in the other dimensions: The Lambo SUV is just under 1.64 meters high and thus remains five centimeters flatter than a BMW X6 M. In addition, the Urus is a bit wider which should make it an absolute eye-catcher.

No surprise is that the Lamborghini Urus touches the crown of the currently most powerful production SUV. Its 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo delivers 650 hp and 850 Newton meters of torque and is enough to accelerate the 2.2-ton SUV in just 3.6 seconds from a standstill to 100 km/h. Top speed is electronically limited to 305 km/h.

The current BMW X6 M F86 can not compete in these numbers games, but shouldn’t hide either: Even with just 575 hp and 750 Newton meters of torque, the X6 M has the ability to sprint to 100 in 4.2 seconds.


To see how the two compare visually, we put together a photo comparison from different angles:

[Photos: Bimmertoday]