Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X6

Porsche Cayenne D

The numbers
Engine: 2967cc, V6, turbo diesel
Power: 241bhp @ 3800-4400rpm
Torque: 550Nm @ 1750-2750rpm
Transmission: 8A, AWD
0-100kph: 7.07sec
30-50kph: 1.55sec
50-70kph: 2.00sec
80-0kph: 25.94mtrs, 2.83sec
Top speed: 220kph (claimed)
Fuel efficiency: 9kpl
Fuel tank capacity: 85 litres (100 litres optional)
Weight: 2080kg
Boot: 670 litres (min) 1780 (max)
Price: Rs 86.51 lakh (base, on-road, Mumbai)

Pros - Ride comfort, handling, in-gear acceleration, space, practicality, versatility, price
Cons - Very ugly, in-cabin interface

The verdict
The most thorough all-round car in the world. If the steering matched a Boxster's or a Panamera’s, it would have got an 8/10

Rating: 7/10

BMW X6 40d  

The numbers
Engine: 2993cc, straight-six, twin-turbo, diesel
Power: 301bhp @ 4400rpm
Torque: 600Nm @ 1500-2500rpm
Transmission: 8A, AWD
0-100kph: 6.18sec
30-50kph: 1.72sec
50-70kph: 2.12sec
80-0kph: 24.89mtr, 2.74sec
Top speed: 235kph (claimed)
Fuel efficiency: 8.6kpl
Weight: 2185kg
Fuel tank capacity: 85 litres
Boot: 570 litres (min) 1450 (max)
Price: Rs 1.1 crore (base, on-road Mumbai)

Pros - Spontaneous acceleration, engine note, easy-to-use in-cabin interface
Cons - Ride quality, lack of rear headroom, high boot lip, difficult ingress and egress, price

The verdict
Way more agile and fun than a conventional SUV. But doesn’t offer as thorough a driving experience as that compromise-demanding body shape demands

Rating: 6/10