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 #8217;50s and

Who would have seen this coming? BMW and duking it out dueling Diesel Yes Porsche made diesel in the #8217;50s and BMW has sold diesels for in Europe, but this fight is on our shores.

The BMW X5 35d has been selling in the US since its debut in 2009. Now is bringing its 2013 Cayenne that has been available in since 2009. Finally, the States is getting access to great diesel products the rest of the world has been for years.

So how do these two stack up? prices are less than off from each other, have nearly identical and six- cylinder diesels, so is gonna be close.

In 1983, BMW the US to realm of European diesels the 524td. With low fuel its anemic 115 hp and 155 lb-ft of toque, ran a sickly 0-60 time of 12 One can see why it wasn’t a big seller.

The 524td lasted only one year in the US However, market conditions significantly different in 2009 for the American introduction of the BMW X5 xDrive35d. fuel prices were up, economy had taken on more and BMW had advanced the diesel motor in performance and reliability.

BMW has had years of making diesels for their cars in Europe where two out three new BMWs sold are

For Porsche, the path to diesel in the US is rather different, like, different. Porsche’s diesel takes one back to tractors, yes Porsche was rather successful at as they made over tractors between 1956 and

Of these, around 1,000 their way to the United States. See the #8211; Diesel Registry if you 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#8217; 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 … thumb shifters on the steering Fortunately the gear leaver in the console is intuitive.

I love paddle shifters, just not #8217;80s style block thumb shifters, but I confess this is subjective and that may not loathe them like I do. 8-speed transmission routes to a permanent all-wheel drive. All is good for 0-60 in 7.2 sec. mileage is an astounding 29 mpg, with its fuel tank of gallons, the Porsche has a mind 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#8242;s has held up well since the generation introduction in 2007. position is high as you would in a SUV or SAV, and it affords great The 2012 X5 35d I drove had the optional Package with 20” wheels, leather with contrasting carpet and dark wood Also spec’d out was the Technology with Comfort Access, Display, iDrive nav and Bluetooth

Initial throttle tip in is lag free and the sport package with the 425 ft- lbs of gives a perfect balance of and handling. There’s no mistaking this is a 5,000 lbs vehicle but it well to inputs, the steering is and feedback is great. Stepping off the it accelerates quickly or more it pulls really hard!

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Porsche Cayenne

Standard wheels are 18” spoke style 209 with run-flat all-seasons. 4-wheel brakes are ventilated and have front rear proportioning. The also have Dynamic Control, Brake Drying, Fade Compensation and Brake The X5‘s suspension has a trick wishbone front and a multi-link

The standard cocktail of BMW driver’s are also present: Dynamic Control (DSC), Hill control (HDC), start off Dynamic Traction Control Start-offAssistant.

A crazy list of aids but works well. How do I Well on the press launch of the X5 I found out what it#8217;s to ride with another who is nuts and has no sense of self-preservation.

I had the morning and we had just finished with product engineers. it was now the other driver#8217;s turn. We out driving along a gravel on the top of an Everglades containment embankment the driver goes full while sawing the steering back and forth like a

I had just finished taking of alligators mere meters and was sure we were going to down the hill and into the BUT, and I am so thankful for this, the X5 us. The car control sense you learn track driving, told me we going to go out of control and would down the embankment into the but the BMW’s alphabet soup of aids kept us from it.

Thankfully my driving partner for the day got it out of his and the rest of his half of day of driving was benign and I gained new respect for BMW control.

Buckling in a Porsche Diesel feels just as it in any other Cayenne. Awesome! The was completely redesigned for the 2011 year and earned 2011 Trend Sport Utility of the It has very supportive seats, vision out as well as a great layout. Unlike the other there’s no auto-start/stop to disable.

I couldn’t hear diesel or even exhaust for that Acceleration was decent, albeit than the X5 diesel and it took prodding to get it to go. It wasn’t bad, not what I’d describe as acceleration as expect in a Porsche.

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#8230;. and a good thing. I couldn’t hear diesel clatter at

Well okay, maybe a when I hit a tunnel and rolled all the down and nailed the throttle. the biggest give away was the amount of torque down low by quick upshifts. If you’ve run a GT3 up over 8000rpm, shifting in the range makes you feel you got cheated.

I didn’t really the increased weight, a 300 lbs penalty the base Cayenne#8217;s V6. Porsche to know how to calibrate a suspension to great road feel.

cockpit is very Panamera’esque . with a sloping center that envelopes the driver. cool. Cabin tech Porsche has now is light years where they were one generation ago. One of the pods in the cluster is even configurable to displays such as NAV.

TPMS displays the Cayenne#8217;s PSI in its tires. Plus Porsche to have done a better job of the cabin from any noise the diesel motor. Other a low redline on the RPM dial, you can’t it’s a diesel. Porsche’s handles well but is no 911.

definitely a drivers oriented and just as with the X5 35d Sport it’s killing an oxymoron in the

The Cayenne Diesel includes Traction Management (PTM), features permanent all-wheel Porsche Stability Management is also standard however, won’t let you option Porsche Vectoring. 18#215;8’ wheels are but my test vehicle came 19” Turbo Wheels.

6 Piston are up front with 4 piston in the rear with vented f/r standard. If you desire yellow calipers, you can opt for the $8,150 Ceramic (PCCB). A spare wheel is unlike the BMW. The Premium rang in at an astonishing $7,700.

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 with the option list and during the press launch in there was a Cayenne diesel broke the $100,000 barrier.

is shooting for a penetration rate of 10% of sales for the U.S. in a line-up includes seven different models. In Europe their figures are closer to 50% for the diesel, so I the 10% is conservative. BMW diesel sales for the United States have very strong, hovering between 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 since the introduction in

The Porsche Cayenne diesel to me like it had more potential and was held back. When you that the Cayenne diesel has the same motor and transmission as the 200 lbs 2013 Touareg TDI but that the VW 0-60 in 0.3 seconds faster, it one really wonder if Porsche is holding this Cayenne back. The throttle took prodding to get the Porsche moving the BMW and was less fun to drive than the powerful BMW X5 35d.

When you outright costs to outfit the the same, the X5 represents a better but when has Porsche and value existed in the same sentence?

I that in every other comparison of the X5 vs Cayenne, I’d give the nod to the but to me, this X5 diesel motor is that good.  I really think you could go wrong either diesel, but if it were my I’d buy the BMW X5 35d.  It’s just fun to drive.

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