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QuickOne 08-22-2011 01:41 PM

X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...medium=twitter


FIRST PLACE: 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
No other SUV takes as many people and things to extraordinary velocities as this luxurious Porsche.

SECOND PLACE: 2011 BMW X5 M
This surefooted Bavarian bomber offers plenty of go, stow, and tow -- but not quite at Cayenne levels.

THIRD PLACE: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Loud and proud, the mighty Jeep is one of most enjoyable Michigan-bred rides, but falls short of the 500-club Germans.



Scottina06 08-22-2011 02:11 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
not really a suprise

mjw930 08-22-2011 02:28 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
Can you spot the error in this paragraph? ;)

Quote:

But with tauter suspensions employing traditional coil springs/non-adjustable dampers (Jeep), adaptive dampers (BMW), and self-leveling air "springs" (Porsche), each was livable over multiple commuting days. We preferred BMW and Porsche's distinctly German method of suspension calibration, which combines adequate cushiness and surprising responsiveness, to the Jeep's slightly jarring one-dimensional, non-adjustable Bilsteins. Our numerous passengers did, too.

Scottina06 08-22-2011 02:36 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
non adjustable Bilsteins...boy smart guys. the bilsteins are advertised as active damping. Im not dfamiliar witht he BMW m suspension...so i cant comment

mjw930 08-22-2011 02:51 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
I think they missed that one because the damping isn't called out like it is on the German cars. The Selectrac is "foreign" to them (Pun intended).

Like you I didn't see the results as a surprise. I've owned a Cayenne TT and although it was the first generation the way it delivered power and handled it's mass simply defied physics.

Schleprock 08-22-2011 05:26 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
IMO, that BMW interior is awful. (I think the M5 interior is just as bad, too) It looks no different than a 3 series interior from the mid-90's. And every time I look at the X5m I see a "mini-SUV" look to it.

Scottina06 08-22-2011 05:28 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
the mags LOVE german cars....its like ESPN's love for DUKE. They could put out a turd on wheels and it would be world class to them. That interior is nowhere near the Jeeps IMO. What bothered me about BMW interiors was lack of quality materials and they are VERY busy.

Scottina06 08-22-2011 05:31 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
after looking at the pics again...the porche is the same way...way too many buttons/controls on the console

Milous 08-22-2011 05:43 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 470740)
after looking at the pics again...the porche is the same way...way too many buttons/controls on the console

I can't believe that BMW is still using that "designed by morons" iDrive control!

jeep2011 08-22-2011 05:44 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Schleprock (Post 470738)
IMO, that BMW interior is awful. (I think the M5 interior is just as bad, too) It looks no different than a 3 series interior from the mid-90's. And every time I look at the X5m I see a "mini-SVU" look to it.

+1 BMW interiors are just plain awful. That is why I have never bought one. I hate everything inside lights up red too.

Milous 08-22-2011 05:51 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeep2011 (Post 470751)
+1 BMW interiors are just plain awful. That is why I have never bought one. I hate everything inside lights up red too.

Reminds me of 90s Honda interiors.

DaBigBone 08-22-2011 06:01 PM

Re: X5m vs Cayenne Turbo vs 2012 SRT8 by MotorTrend
 
Who cares if it lost, I'd still take the SRT8 over those other things


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