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BMW XM Drag Races Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT In Heavyweight Battle

BMW XM Drag Races Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT In Heavyweight Battle


In a veritable conflict of the titans, the BMW XM met the Porsche Cayenne at a drag strip. It’s one of many first events to see the devoted M mannequin in a quarter-mile duel. It’s not simply any XM however the Label Purple model aka the model’s strongest manufacturing car. As if 738 horsepower wasn’t sufficient, this speedy SUV has been tuned to over 800 hp.

Within the different nook, the Cayenne isn’t an odd model both. We’re coping with the Coupe Turbo GT and it too has had its V8 engine massaged for further energy. It now makes simply over 700 hp, and whereas it’s significantly lower than the colossus from BMW M, Zuffenhausen’s SUV is rather a lot lighter. The Porsche ideas the scales at 2,328 kilograms (5,132 kilos), making it roughly 400 kg (882 lbs) lighter than its opponent from Munich.

These drag races are a great reminder that energy isn’t every part since different components matter, with weight being a significant differentiator. The XM Label Purple was gradual off the road as a result of driver’s poor response, permitting the Cayenne Turbo GT to realize a considerable benefit instantly. The Porsche received the primary duel with out breaking a sweat.

The second battle was a lot nearer however the consequence was the identical because the Cayenne received but once more. The XM tried to get its revenge within the third battle however to no avail, because it misplaced within the epilogue as nicely. BMW’s flagship SUV posted its finest quarter-mile time within the third race with 11.263 seconds whereas the Porsche’s finest run was within the second duel, at 11.168 seconds.

Though the Cayenne Turbo GT was the undisputed winner that day, the XM Label Purple did have greater entice speeds: 124.76 mph vs 122.18 mph within the second drag race and 125.15 mph vs 121.04 mph within the third battle. This tells us the 2 SUVs would’ve been neck and neck in a half-mile race the place the BMW’s greater velocity would have allowed it to catch up.

Regardless of being massive and heavy SUVs, the 2 German luxobarges can do the quarter mile within the low 11-second vary. It’s a formidable feat however that massive heft will likely be felt in a nook the place a smaller and lighter automobile resembling an M2 or a Cayman will shine.

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