Sport Auto magazine has recently released a video which puts together the acceleration of two powerful SUVs: the BMW X4 M40i and the Porsche Macan GTS, two top predators that come with rather the same performance.
But before we get to watch the video together, let`s compare both SUVs from a performance perspective.
First off, the BMW X4 M40i is the top of the line in its class, coming fully tweaked with the M Performance Parts. This is really important, as the SUV received the same “M” treatment under the hood as well.
We are looking here at a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo engine, with 355 horsepower and 343 lb-of torque, which is just enough to allow a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. More than that, the car`s performance is also given by different mechanical bits, including increased camber on the front axle, higher-performance springs and stabilizers or adaptive dampers with M Performance requirements.
Please find below the full performance figures of the BMW X4 M40i achieved during the test:
0 – 40 km/h: 1,6 s.
0 – 100 km/h: 5,3 s.
0 – 160 km/h: 12,8 s.
0 – 200 km/h: 21,8 s.
Moving to the Porsche Macan GTS, the new SUV may not be the best in its class as it sits between the S and the Turbo, but it does come with a sporty design and significant mechanical parts that make it a genuine competitor for the X4 M40i. We are dealing here with the Porsche Doppelkupplung seven-speed transmission and Porsche Traction Mangement system, which help the SUV change shifts faster and more precise.
Engine wise, the Porsche Macan GTS develops 360 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, with the Sport Chrono package as optional.
Please find below the full performance figures of the Porsche Macan GTS achieved during the test:
Porsche Macan GTS:
0 – 40 km/h: 1,2 s.
0 – 100 km/h: 4,9 s.
0 – 160 km/h: 12,1 s.
0 – 200 km/h: 21,3 s.
Enjoy the video!