• Hot or Not: Can the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Swoop Down on the BMW X6 M? [Video]

    Putting 707 horsepower in a Jeep leads to dramatic results, as you’d expect. But is it faster than a BMW X6 M?

    Every time I think about the Trackhawk, I can’t help but imagine the first meeting that took place somewhere within the confines of FCA. “Hey guys, I have a brilliant idea!”, the meeting starts. “You know the supercharged, 707 horsepower engine we use in the Hellcat? Let’s take that engine and stuff it under the hood of a Grand Cherokee!” Silence befalls the room, broken only by the sounds of faint coughing and papers rustling.

    A member of the meeting raises their hand. “Are you crazy?”, they exclaim. Why, yes – yes, they were. But here we are, and such a car exists. It’s a Jeep. It’s a Grand Cherokee. It has 707 horsepower. And now, we have the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk where it belongs (per the name): on a track. Specifically, the Trackhawk is in the hands of Paul Gerrard, our professional racing driver. In today’s TFLcar video, he gets to set down a 0-60 run and a hot lap around the IMI Motorsport Park track in Dacono, Colorado. But while we’re on the subject of ludicrously powerful crossovers, why don’t we give the Trackhawk some stiff competition? In this case, it’s going head to head against the BMW X6 M.

    How does the $90,880 supercharged V8 Trackhawk, with 645 lb-ft of torque, compete against the 567 horsepower, 553 lb-ft torque BMW? Watch the video above to find out!

    Can the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk beat the X6 M to 60?

    As it turns out, the BMW is slightly faster to 60 (3.95 seconds versus 4.0 seconds in the Trackhawk). It also posted a faster lap time. While the BMW cleared the hot lap in 1 minute and 4.37 seconds, the Trackhawk laid down a 1:05.69. Still, despite the X6 M’s superior composure, you can’t beat the raucousness of a supercharged V8.

    Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more, including our full review of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow for more high-octane news, views, and real-world reviews.

    SPECIFICATIONS: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs. BMW X6 M

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk BMW X6 M
    Base MSRP: $86,000 $105,100
    Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8
    Drivetrain (Layout): Front engine, all-wheel drive Front engine, all-wheel drive
    Horsepower: 707 hp @ 6,000 RPM 567 hp @ 6,000 – 6,500 RPM
    Torque: 645 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM 553 lb-ft @ 2,200 – 5,000 RPM
    Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/ paddle shifters 8-speed M Sport Automatic
    0-60 Acceleration: 3.5 seconds (at sea level) 4.0 seconds (at sea level)
    Top Speed: 180 MPH 155 MPH
    Tires: Pirelli P-Zero P295/45 ZR20 110Y Front: Pirelli P-Zero P285/40 ZR21 105Y

    Rear: Pirelli P-Zero P325/30 ZR21 108Y

    Fuel capacity: 24.6 gallons 22.4 gallons
    Fuel economy (EPA): 11 City/13 Highway/17 Combined MPG 14 City/19 Highway/16 Combined MPG
    Drag Coefficient: 0.37 Not listed

    Dimensions:

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk BMW X6 M
    Wheelbase: 114.7 inches 115.5 inches
    Length:  189.8 inches 193.8 inches
    Width: 84.8 inches (w/ mirrors) 78.3 inches
    Height:  67.9 inches 66.5 inches
    Turning Circle: 38.0 feet 42.0 feet
    Curb Weight: 5,363 pounds 5,185 pounds

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.
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