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Old 10-03-2004, 10:39 AM
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Question 4.8is 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) @ 7 seconds?

Maybe the 4.8is engine was not fully broken in, but the 4.8s in this Aussie comparo test with the Cayenne seems awefully slow. In fact, it doesn't seem much faster than the "old", non-valvetronic X5 4.4i.

I do agree that the 4.8is is probably the most sporty X5 of all time especially with its stock exhaust system.

Originally Posted by jmh
Thought this might be of interest to some of you. I scanned in an article comparing the Cayenne Turbo and the 4.8is (in Australia) . You can find the article in PDF format (3MB) at the following location :

For those interested in an online version you can find the scanned pages at

I've been visiting various BMW dealers in the Melbourne area to checkout the X5 4.8is and one of them actualy had a demo car available (Doncaster BMW, Silver Black Alcantara, all options). However given the price in Australia (169.000 AUS/~135.000USD) makes the purchase way more painfull then in the US

- Jan
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