The guys from TFLCar got the chance to test the BMW X5 M, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the Porsche Cayenne GTS on the same morning. Of course, the traditional test that the cars were put through was the 0-60 mph time attack.
Before they got to the 0-60 timing part, they drove the 3 cars for a little bit. The new Grand Cherokee is impressive. The Chrysler owned company progressed a lot in the last years, further improving its cars to satisfy even the most pretentious customers.
However, when compared to the 2 German cars, even the American guys from TFLCar had to agree that the Jeep is rather blunt and not so graceful. The interior finishes and details have to be improved in order to change the "cheap" look they have and to catch up to the other cars in its class.
It's true, the Porsche and the BMW are a lot more expensive but you can actually see where the extra money went. The interior is a lot more exquisite and refined, not rough like the Jeep's and it really makes you feel like home, comfortable and secure.
The Jeep has 450 HP and 630 Nm of torque coming out of the HEMI 6.4 V8 engine, the biggest engine of the 3 tested. The Porsche has 420 HP and 515 Nm of torque delivered by the 4.8-liter V8 engine. Finally, the X5M has 555 HP and 680 Nm of torque coming from the 4.4-liter V8 S63 turbo engine.
As expected, the X5M won with a time of 4.74 seconds, the Jeep SRT came in second with 4.95 seconds and the GTS came last with 5.97 seconds. One thing we should really point out here is that only the Jeep did the run with the launch control system activated, the German cars were simply run on sport modes.
Comparing the results the guys recorded to the official numbers from the manufacturers we can see that the BMW came closest, the official time for the X5M being 4.7 seconds. The Jeep SRT has an official time of 4.8 seconds and was almost 0.2 seconds off whilst the GTS has an official 0 to 100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds but actually finished almost 0.6 seconds slower.
So for now, the X5M is the best out of the 3, even though the guys from TFLCar didn't like the price tag. One thing is for sure: if you want performance, and the best quality for your car, you have to pay for it and it doesn't come cheap.
BMW X5 M vs Jeep SRT vs Porsche Cayenne GTS by TFLCar [Video] - BMW Power