2012 Geneva: BMW M Performance Automobiles’ diesel M550d, X6 M50d make public debut

Here at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show BMW and its new M Performance Automobiles diesel group is getting a lot of attention. I recently sat down with some people at the Mercedes-Benz AMG team and asked whether they will be getting into the whole diesel game with their sports car. Their answer? Not at all.

Either way, the new BMW M550d xDrive and X6 M50d both have a very ‘M’ model feel to them – and that’s because BMW M GmbH was very involved with the development of each model.

The BMW M550d xDrive, BMW X5 M50d and the BMW X6 M50d will be powered by a 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 mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.

2012 Geneva Motor Show

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– By: Omar Rana