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BMW X6 vs Porsche Macan

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$140,900 - $247,900

2024 price

Porsche Macan
Porsche Macan

$99,999 - $165,800

2023 price


2024 BMW X6
2023 Porsche Macan
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Engine Type
Turbo 6, 3.0L

Turbo 4, 2.0L
Fuel Type

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
9.3L/100km (combined)

9.5L/100km (combined)

  • Polarising exterior looks
  • Lots of good features embedded in extra-cost packages
  • Updated multimedia system takes a while to get used to

  • No standard AEB
  • Three-year warranty
  • Uninspiring engine noise
2024 BMW X6 Summary

First launched in 2008, the BMW X6 created history (and a new car category) with its coupe styling on an SUV framework.

It was a polarising effort but one that opened up the SUV market for those wanting the size and presence of an SUV without compromising on the sporty styling of a smaller car.

The 2024 X6 has had a facelift and that brings a more athletic and robust kerb-side appeal that might swing a few fence sitters onto the side of liking it.

The already pleasant interior has been polished with extra customisations available on trims and accents. The technology has seen the biggest upgrade and it now features a more streamlined mild-hybrid component to the engine. It all positions the X6 well and truly within the rank of luxury.

For the last week I’ve been driving the mid-spec xDrive40i M Sport variant to see how the facelifted model holds its own against rivals, the Audi Q8 55 TFSI Dynamic Black and Mercedes-Benz GLE450 4Matic Coupe. 

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2023 Porsche Macan Summary

For Porsche, T is much more than the 20th letter of the alphabet. In Weissach-world it stands for Touring, and has been applied to special 911 variants for over half a century.

More recently it’s been attached to the 718 Boxster and Cayman, and now the mid-size Macan SUV.

Porsche says T means “precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines”, and this most recent example adds another option in the Macan line-up, one rung above the entry-level model.

We spent a week with this recently introduced 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, AWD machine to see how far it expands the Porsche Macan performance and practicality envelope.  

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