BMW M GmbH today introduced a new product range of performance-oriented diesel models that will go on sale in Europe later this year. The BMW M Performance Automobiles will launch with four new models including the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d.
All of the new models are powered by a completely new 3.0 liter 6-clyinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology which consists of three turbochargers. Output comes in at 381-hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 546 lb-ft between 2,000 – 3,000 rpm. All models are also mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission with enhanced gearshift dynamics fitted as standard on all BMW M Performance Automobiles.
As the naming for the models suggest all of them come with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive – the BMW M550d xDrive comes as standard with the Driving Experience Control switch, including ECO PRO mode; BMW M550d xDrive Touring also features air suspension on the rear axle and automatic self-levelling; both models available as an option with Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive Drive including anti-roll control.
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The BMW M550d xDrive Sedan runs from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The BMW M550d xDrive Touring runs from still to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds with the same top speed.
Details on the X5 and X6 coming up next.
– By: Omar Rana