2015 BMW X6 M50d Acceleration Test: This Heavyweight Is Fast!

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 It’s not a secret that the new X6 is not incredibly lighter than the model it replaces. BMW didn’t say anything about the weight so you can imagine that not much changed in this regard but that doesn’t mean the Sport Activity Coupe is a slouch though. Oh, no… Far from it actually.
Initially, depending on the country you live in, you can have a limited amount of choices when it comes to picking your perfect X6. In Europe you get some diesel power but the US is still deprived of the joys of seeming less unlimited torque.
Out of the whole line-up, there is one engine that is more than capable in this regard. Yes, we’re talking about the N57S powerplant, the previous holder of the title of BMW’s torquiest engine until not too long ago. 
Despite being ‘just’ a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel, thanks to three turbochargers, this oil burner makes 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque, more than enough even for a car of X6’s size. Now, that title went to the X6 M that has 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) and has become the most powerful production engine BMW ever made.
That diesel monsterplant (yes, we like to make up words around here) is being used on some of the most potent cars the Germans ever made. The X6 M50d is one of them and in the video below we get to see exactly how fast it is.
According to the tech specs, the 2.3 ton SUV should do 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Is that so or is BMW making an outrageous claim? See for yourself!
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