Top Five Fast Diesel 4x4s
We are checking out five of the fastest, diesel 4x4s.
We are checking out five of the fastest, diesel 4x4s. If you always wanted the practicalities of a 4x4 but with sporty looks, then here are some of your options. One is the BMW X6 XDrive M50d. Its 3.0-litre straight-six engine propels 381bhp through eight-speed automatic transmission which, in term, propels you to 62mph in 5.3 seconds and on to 155mph. Not bad for a four-wheel-drive that averages 36.7mpg. This vehicle is priced from £62,280 and it has rock-solid handling and a fashionable badge. Or, perhaps you will be suitably impressed, courtesy of the BMW X5 XDrive M50d. This costs £60,340 and has the same engine and top speed as its sibling. It is, however, 0.1 second slower to 62mph and averages a further 1.1mpg. Oh, and its look is traditional 4x4 whereas the X6 is coupé-like. That brings us to the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel. This 4.1-litre V8 engine sends 382bhp through its eight-speed auto transmission, hits 62mph in 5.7 seconds, is capable of 156mph, and averages 34mpg. Not bad for a fast 4x4 with a super-spacious 1,780-litre boot. All from £58,243. Alternatively, you could treat yourself to the Volkswagen Touareg Altitude 4.2 V8 TDI. This hits 62mph in 5.8 seconds – and continues to 150mph - courtesy of its 335bhp 4.1-litre V8 engine and eight-speed auto gearbox. It also averages a fair 31mpg and looks pleasingly subtle compared to its prestigious rivals. All from £59,995. Now back to BMW, the BMW X3 xDrive 35d M Sport, you see, rockets to 62mph in 5.8 seconds and is capable of 149mph. That makes it slower than some of its rivals, but its 3.0-litre 313bhp engine compensates by averaging a pleasing 46.3mpg. This is helped by the X3's fairly modest proportions. This nicely equipped fashion statement is also fairly cheap as it costs from £42,530. That is surely all the 4x4 news you take. We might, therefore, keep you interested with the following sentence. The Audi Q7 4.2 TDI Quattro S Line Plus, Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography, and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY all hit 62mph in less than 8 seconds. Oh... which will you choose?