BMW X5 M50d Revealed

BMW has launched its M Performance Vehicles range today, introducing bot on or two, but four diesel-powered M-badged models. We’ve already covered the M550d Sedan and Touring, as well as the X6 M50d and it is now time to focus on the X5 M50d.
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The most important piece of this SAV puzzle is a new tri-turbo 3.0-liter L6 engine, which delivers 381 hp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 740 Nm (546 lb-ft), which arrive between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm, with the rev band ending at 5,400 rpm. As for the efficiency, this sits at 7.5 liters per 100 km (31.4 US mpg).

Working with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and with BMW’s xDrive system, the unit makes the X5 the second fastest diesel SUV on the marker - the first is its X6 nonidentical twin.

How come? well, it need 5.4 seconds to cover the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint, which is 0.1 faster than what the seriously more powerful Audi Q7 V12 TDI can do. For the sake of comparison, we’ll tell you that the X5M needs 4.7 seconds for the job. We’re so greedy that we really want to know what tuners can do for this new engine!

The M diesels will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but will not be offered on the US market. The X5 M50d can be your for EUR82,300 (German market pricing, with VAT included).
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