I SUV and the crossovers are dominating the market, monopolizing the sales of almost all segments. Many houses have evolved their flagship models by transforming them to meet the tastes of an ever-growing audience, or by focusing directly on new, taller models. Slowly, SUVs are also invading the market for High performance with the range of possible choices that, month after month, is getting wider and wider, with many luxury brands that are focusing on this kind of car to strengthen their presence on the market.
Together with the Motor1.com Turkey team we have selected the Top 8 of the More powerful SUVs on sale in 2021 ranging from the European to the American panorama. Here is the ranking in order of increasing power, from number 8 to number 1.
8 – Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S (610 CV)
In eighth place is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S which, under the hood, is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from 612 CV and 850 Nm of torque. Thanks to the EQ Boost electric generator (the machine is a mild hybrid), during the overboost phase, 22 HP and 250 Nm of extra torque are available, even if only for a few seconds, for a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds thanks also to the 4Matic + all-wheel drive.
7 – BMW X5 e X6 M Competition (625 CV)
In seventh place we find another German, but this time Bavarian. We are talking about the two flagship SUVs from BMW, the X5 M Competition and the X6 M Competition that arrived on the market in 2019, different in bodywork (the X6 is a coupe SUV) but with the same engine under the hood. Both have a 4.4-liter twin-turbo petrol V8 625 CV and 750 Nm of maximum torque, combined with xDrive all-wheel drive for a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds.
6 – Bentley Bentayga Speed (635 CV)
The Bentley Bentayga Speed is the most expensive SUV on this list with a strike price, in Italy, of 249,220 euros. Adopts Bentley’s legendary 6.0-liter W12 cylinder under the hood 635 CV and 900 Nm of maximum torque which, combined with all-wheel drive, guarantees acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds.
5 – Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT (640 HP)
After a short stop in England, we return to Germany. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is one of the freshest models on the list, the latest to hit the market in chronological order. The bodywork is that of the Cayenne Coupé and, under the hood, is fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 640 CV and 850 Nm of torque for acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds. It has all-wheel drive and 8-speed PDK automatic transmission.
4 – Lamborghini Urus (650 CV)
The transition to sporty SUVs was not easy, especially for the Italian manufacturers. But the Urus, which appeared unexpectedly, changed the way we look at both Lamborghini and sports cars. The spiritual successor to the LM002 can produce 650hp and 850Nm of torque from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The 0-100 km / h acceleration of the model is just 3.1 seconds.
3 – Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid (685 CV)
Porsche, one of the manufacturers that first exploited the electric to increase performance, launched the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in 2019. Under the hood it adopts the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo of the standard Turbo by combining it with an electric unit from 134 HP, for a total power of 680 CV and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds.
2 – Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (717 CV)
The second step of the podium is conquered by the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which, this year, failed to maintain the top spot after years of hegemony. Arrived on the market in 2017, this beast has a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine from 717 CV and 875 Nm of maximum torque.
1 – Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat (720 CV)
This year, the gold medal goes to the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat (Motor1.com test here) for sale on the American market. This is a special edition that went on sale at the beginning of the year which, in just a few hours, received over 2,000 orders. Under the hood mounts the 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat (the same as the Jeep Trackhawk), for a monster power of 720 CV and 875 Nm of torque. It takes 3.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km / h.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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