Honestly, this is really disappointing to hear. I was at the forefront of the Cayenne TDI "jump-ship" committee, but after reading this, I really need to take one out and check it out. ( No one has it yet in my area ) I would have expected it to be at least just as fast because it is significantly lighter, but is only down about 25 hp.
Originally Posted by Emission
The Euro-spec model has the Gen-I engine, while the US-spec model is running the new Gen-II 3.0-liter turbodiesel. The Euro model was geared to pull hard up to nearly 150 mph, but more lethargic around town. The US-spec model was quick around town (thanks to the 8AT), but much slower at speed. The X5 feels significantly more powerful on the highway... and above 40 mph.
I sometimes think that the X5d is loud on the highway, I can't believe the more expensive Porsche is louder.
BMW better not screw up the next X5d, so I'm not forced to spend $$$ on this.
2011 X5 xDrive 35d Red/Black: ZCW, ZPP, ZRC, ZTP, 300, 386, 496, 4AB, 6FL, Combox, LED Coronas. 04/11 Production