2012 BMW X5 35d vs 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

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2012 BMW X5 35d vs. 2013 Porsche Diesel

Who would have seen this coming? BMW and duking it out dueling Diesel Yes Porsche made diesel in the 50s and

Who would have ever this coming? BMW and Porsche it out dueling Diesel Sport-Utes! Yes made diesel tractors in the 50s and BMW has diesels for years in Europe, but fight is happening on our shores. The BMW X5 35d has selling successfully in the US since its in 2009. Now Porsche is bringing its Cayenne Diesel that has available in Europe since

Finally, the United States is access to some great products that the rest of the has been enjoying for years.

So how do two stack up? Base prices are than $1000 off from other, they have identical dimensions and six- diesels, so this is gonna be


In 1983, BMW introduced the US to realm of diesels with the 524td. low fuel prices, its anemic 115 hp and 155 of toque, ran a rather sickly time of 12 seconds. One can see why it wasn’t a big The 524td mercifully lasted one year in the US market.

However, conditions were significantly in 2009 for the North American of the BMW X5 xDrive35d. Overall fuel were up, fuel economy had on more importance, and BMW had advanced the motor in refinement, performance and BMW has had years of experience making for their passenger cars in where two out every three new sold are diesels.

For Porsche, the to diesel in the US market is rather like, crazy different. diesel history takes one to tractors, yes tractors. Porsche was successful at this as they over 125,000 tractors 1956 and 1963.

Of these, 1,000 made their way to the States. See the Porsche Diesel if you want more info.

So what gives now and why did Porsche selling diesel models I’ll throw my 2 cents out and say it was their corporate access to parts bin and platform sharing. The V6 in the Cayenne is the same as what one in a VW Touareg right down to the hp/torque ratings at 240 hp /406 even towing capacities of lbs. VW does list the block as cast iron and is listed as compacted graphite which is responsible for some savings. The Audi Q7 TDI diesel, you it, same 240hp, 406 lb-ft of

The transmissions are also very with all ratios matching on the auto and even reverse is the ratio. The only difference I on the respective spec sheets of between VW and Porsche is it that 7th is different by 1/100th. The Cayenne has a strong seller for Porsche and credit for saving the company and the of a diesel is only going to its appeal.

The diesel advantage

Americans old image of diesel is of over-the-road trucking, loud and thick black smoke BMW diesel commercials at Super 2011 ). Passenger vehicles diesel motors used to be Anyone remember the diesel VW Combine those images, add diesel fuel can be hard to and you can see why diesel cars had some to overcome.

So why now? Diesel has an energy content that is higher than gasoline, Low Sulfur Diesel is now widely and as CAFE rules take these efficiencies make sense. In general a diesel has a 30% increase in efficiency compared to a motor of the same size.

The BMW X5 diesel motor, internal name M57TU, is an inline-6 3.0-liter with an aluminum block. It has 4 valves per cylinder, overhead cams and sequential turbochargers. Third-generation Piezo rail direct injection fuel in at 26,000 psi. The X5 35d produces peak 265 horsepower at rpm. An impressive 425 lb-ft of is available from 1,750 rpm 2,250 rpm.

The M57TU has a compression ratio of and produces 88.3 hp per liter. The BMW M57 hustles the X5 35d 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg for the city. Add in a fuel of 22.5 gallons and you get a theoretical, busting highway range of 585

The BMW X5 35d has a six-speed automatic transmission eight-speed has become the standard. tip in is well matched and one doesn’t turbo lag. BMW’s has two different size turbos kick in at different phases of the rev What it means to the driver is non-existent turbo lag.

on the throttle on the highway and the torque always seems to be in the right and you get a nice shove in the back. In BMW had its mid-cycle refresh for the BMW X5 and updated things in the X5 models, however, the X5 35d’s engine and transmission unchanged.

The Porsche is mated to a V6 diesel motor which has a graphite iron engine with aluminum alloy heads. Double overhead with four valves per are also present. Common injection system shoots in at up to 29,000 psi and all of which is controlled a Bosch EDC27 engine system with a compression of All of this is good for 240 hp at 3500-4000 rpm and 406 of torque at 1750-2500 rpm.

output is 80.9 per liter. iron oil burner is 300 lbs heavier its V6 Porsche gasoline counterpart.

diesel motor thrust is to the wheels through an 8-speed “Tiptronic S” transmission. The Porsche is with their ass backwards shifters on the steering wheel. the gear leaver in the center is intuitive.

I love Porsche shifters, just not these 80s block thumb shifters, but I that this is subjective and others may not loathe them I do. This 8-speed transmission power to a permanent all-wheel All this is good for 0-60 in 7.2 Highway mileage is an astounding 29 combined with its fuel of 26.4 gallons, the Porsche has a blowing range of 765 miles!

City MPG is also rated at 19

Both Germans utilize an type of catalyst that urea. This necessitates an tank to house said so it can be squirted into the device converts nitrous oxide and oxide into nitrogen and vapor. BMW does this two tanks, a 1.6 gallon “active” and a 4.5 gallon reservoir tank. The tank for the BMW is under the hood.

uses a single 5.5 gallon that has its housing inside of the tire wheel well the rear cargo deck. I have taken a pic of it because it was slick and left room for the

Driving Impressions

BMW X5 s cockpit has up well since the second introduction in 2007. Seating is high as you would expect in a SUV or and it affords great visibility. The X5 35d I drove had the optional Sports with 20” wheels, Oyster with contrasting black and dark wood accents.

spec’d out was the Technology Package Comfort Access, Head-up iDrive nav and Bluetooth streaming. throttle tip in is lag free and combing the package with the 425 ft- lbs of torque a perfect balance of power and There’s no mistaking that is a 5,000 lbs vehicle but it reacts to inputs, the steering is direct and is great.

Stepping off the line, it quickly or more aptly, it really hard! Think you the torque from a BMW inline-six? Try

Standard wheels are 18” star style 209 with 255/55 all-seasons. 4-wheel anti-lock are ventilated and have electronic rear proportioning. The brakes have Dynamic Brake Brake Drying, Brake Compensation and Brake Stand-by. The suspension has a trick double front and a multi-link rear.

The cocktail of BMW driver’s aids are present: Dynamic Stability (DSC), Hill descent (HDC), start off assistant, Traction Control (DTC),

A crazy list of electronic but works well. How do I know? on the press launch of the 2011 X5 I out what it s like to ride another journalist who is nuts and has no of self-preservation. I had driven the morning and we had finished lunch with engineers.

Now, it was now the other s turn. We started out driving a gravel road on the top of an Everglades embankment when the driver full throttle while the steering wheel back and like a maniac! I had just taking pics of alligators meters away and was sure we going to roll down the and into the Everglades. BUT, and I am so for this, the X5 saved us.

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The car control you learn from track told me we were going to go out of and would roll down the into the alligators, but the BMW’s soup of traction aids us from losing it. Thankfully my partner for the day got it out of his system and the rest of his of day of driving was more benign and I new respect for BMW stability control.

in a Porsche Cayenne Diesel just as it does in any other Awesome! The Cayenne was completely for the 2011 model year and 2011 Motor Trend Utility of the Year. It has very seats, good vision out as as a great instrument layout.

the other Cayenne’s there’s no to disable. I really couldn’t diesel clatter or even for that matter. Acceleration was albeit slower than the X5 and it took more prodding to get it to go.

It bad, just not what I’d as acceleration as you’d expect in a

The Porsche cockpit is a wonderful to be. The lighting, the tech, the feedback the well weighted steering. at speed, the Cayenne Diesel like any other Cayenne . and a good thing.

I couldn’t really hear clatter at all. Well maybe a little when I hit a and rolled all the windows down and the throttle. Really the biggest away was the insane amount of down low followed by quick If you’ve ever run a GT3 up over shifting in the 3-4k range you feel like you got cheated.

I really notice the increased a 300 lbs penalty over the base s V6. Porsche seems to know how to a suspension to provide great feel.

Porsche’s cockpit is Panamera’esque . complete with a center console that the driver. Very cool. tech that Porsche has now is years from where were just one generation One of the pods in the instrument cluster is configurable to different displays as NAV. Porsche TPMS the Cayenne s actual PSI in its tires.

Porsche seems to have a better job of isolating the cabin any noise from the diesel Other than a low redline on the RPM you can’t tell it’s a Porsche’s sport-ute handles but is no 911.

It’s definitely a oriented sport-ute and just as the X5 35d Sport Package, it’s an oxymoron in the process.

The Cayenne includes Porsche Traction (PTM), which features all-wheel drive. Porsche Management (PSM) is also however, Porsche won’t let you Porsche Torque Vectoring. 18 8’ are standard, but my test vehicle with 19” Turbo Wheels. 6 calipers are up front with 4 calipers in the rear with rotors f/r standard. If you desire brake calipers, you can opt for the $8,150 Brakes (PCCB).

A spare is standard unlike the BMW. The Pack rang in at an astonishing Lest you think that leather, you’d be wrong. It was $3,600. If you can handle “partial” you could save that $3,600.

As with all Porsches, you can go crazy the option list though, and the press launch in Alaska was a Cayenne diesel that the $100,000 barrier.

Porsche is for a penetration rate of about 10% of for the U.S. in a line-up that seven different Cayenne In Europe their sales are closer to 50% for the diesel, so I think the 10% is BMW diesel sales figures for the States have been strong, hovering somewhere 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 since the introduction in 2009.

The Cayenne diesel felt to me it had more potential and was purposefully back. When you realize the Cayenne diesel has the exact motor and transmission as the 200 lbs heavier Touareg TDI but that the VW does in 0.3 seconds faster, it makes one wonder if Porsche is indeed this Cayenne Diesel The throttle took more to get the Porsche moving than the BMW and was fun to drive than the more BMW X5 35d.

When you weigh costs to outfit the vehicles the the X5 represents a better value, but has Porsche and value ever in the same sentence?

I suspect in every other model of the X5 vs Cayenne, I’d give the nod to the Porsche but to me, X5 diesel motor is just good.  I really don’t you could go wrong with diesel, but if it were my money, I’d buy the BMW X5 It’s just more fun to

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