Who Said Diesels Aren't Fast? Watch this BMW X5 M50d

In the battle of internal combustion engines, diesel units seem to gain some ground lately. Just yesterday we told you that once the 335d F30 3 Series model will be launched, it will become the fastest non-M 3er ever made.
BMW X5 M50d Speedometer 1 photo
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That's good news for us and for our budgets. The combination of fuel efficiency, high levels of torque and sporty feel makes us look twice before picking a petrol unit over a diesel when buying a car.

The guys from Motorvision had the opportunity to test drive BMW's X5 in the M50d xDrive version. This beast had a 3-liter tri-turbo diesel engine that produces no less than 381 HP and 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) of torque.

That torque is enough to make your spine stick to the back seat of your car and accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds. How fast is 5.4 seconds? Well, let's put it this way: the legendary Nissan Skyline R32 GTR used to do it in 5.8 seconds.

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