Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
i love em too, did you consider the 4.6 or 4.8? i am most tempted by the 4.6 but if i could get a seriously chipped 3.0d that would be great. i need to chop in the 7 soon and am considering the x5 or m5, trouble is i know the x5 will tick all the boxs with the boat
Funny you should say that, mine is the 4.6 iS which I'm about to sell, but I test drove the new 4.8 M Sport and it just doesnt seem as fast. They say it is faster because they've now got a 'double clutch' in the auto box which makes the shift faster, but it just didn't feel as quick when I floored it, maybe its cos it was new, but it did surprise me. I get a thrust in the seat from the 4.6 that the 4.8 didnt seem to have.
dunno why ? That said it blows all the other 4X wannabes off the map, supercharged Rangie included, only the Porsche Cayenne turbo, which I have never driven can rival it
anyways it tows like a dream and thats my main consideration, rear air auto levelling suspension and learning gearbox, it is a tool to behold
Doh I already said that somewhere