I love my X5, but I'm not sure I buy that the ride/handling is better than the X5. The Porsche is quite a but lighter and above all, it's a Porsche. If they can do one thing well, it is driving dynamics. Same can't be said for BMW anymore
Originally Posted by 1HOT BMR
I have the X5d and I have never driven a Cayenne Diesel but I drove the 2013 Cayenne GTS with the V8 a couple of days ago - my first Cayenne test drive ever. I like my 35d much better in ride, handling and power curve/delivery for every day driving. The interior of the Cayenne is far superior in elegance, quality of materials and just beautiful to look at - on everything else I like my X5d much better, especially the ride handling with AD and non run flats. My guess is that the engine power/delivery for the Porsche diesel must be similar but the handling and ride are most likely worse. BTW, the sticker on that GTS was 104K!
2011 X5 xDrive 35d Red/Black: ZCW, ZPP, ZRC, ZTP, 300, 386, 496, 4AB, 6FL, Combox, LED Coronas. 04/11 Production