The BMW X6 invented the SUV Coupe area of interest and it’ll perpetually be blamed for that by the “purists.” To some extent I agree with them, as these large SUVs can hardly be in comparison with an old-school Coupe. And shouldn’t even be making an attempt. Then once more, when you drive one, just like the X6 M for instance, you begin to come round. Nowadays, we’re seeing Coupe SUV fashions popping out of the woodwork as folks seemingly like them and are shopping for them.
If there was no cash to be made out of those automobiles, no automotive maker would make investments a lot in creating them. Therefore, the X6 is now dealing with stiff competitors from the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and the Audi Q8 extra just lately. The Audi staff bought even busier instantly and began creating gentle and excessive efficiency variations too. The one we’re going to take a look at at the moment is the Audi SQ8.
This unhealthy boy makes use of a 4-liter diesel V8 beneath the hood, aided by an electrically stimulated turbocharger that mainly reduces lag to zero. This huge mill can then ship 435 HP and 900 Nm of torque to the 4 corners of the automotive, in accordance with Audi. The guys from DSC Off took it to a dyno although and the outcomes confirmed barely completely different numbers: 438 HP and 880 Nm of torque. Not far off, to be truthful.
The foremost rival for this automotive from BMW is the X6 M50d which is able to quickly be going out of manufacturing because the B57S engine will probably be retired. This quad-turbocharged 3-liter straight six diesel is rated for 400 HP and 760 Nm of torque. The dyno says it shut however not fairly there.
The X6 confirmed 391 HP and 762 Nm of torque on the dyno. So how will the 2 evaluate as soon as they’re unleashed on the drag strip? Well, I want I may say the BMW overcame the 50 HP distinction however that’s simply not the case. The motion begins on the 25-minute mark.