If you'd like to see more of BMW newly unveiled range of M Diesels, here's your chance. To recap, BMW revealed four tri-turboed, diesel-engined, all-wheel-drive M cars for European buyers yesterday: the M550d xDrive (a.k.a. 5 Series) sedan and touring, the X5 M50d and the X6 M50d. All use a 3.0-liter inline-six putting out 376 horses and 545 through an eight-speed auto, and in the case of the M550d sedan it can get to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

That makes each of the white knights in the promo piece both sporty and powerful, as you'll hear often in the video after the jump.



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      NGave8
      • 3 Years Ago
      TBH, I never liked diesels. I never enjoyed drivning them and I hate the sound and the low rev engines. And to see all this in a car branded M? Bah! But then I saw the performance numbers on these cars and the CRAZY low fuel consumption. I mean 6,7 liters per 100km in an X6! Let's give them a chance guys!
        wartzilla
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NGave8
        Props to you. This is the kind of thing I like to see. Personally? Love diesels. I want the **** out of the M550dx.
      gkay737
      • 3 Years Ago
      Three seconds into this video, look at the word PRECISION. It is spelled PRECISON. Wow!! Some precision for an otherwise great video from a great company. Somebody needs to let them know.
      NathanZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      cool
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Numbers are a little off. It's a 3.0L inline six with 381HP and 553Torque 0-62 in 4.6 seconds and 44.8 mpg imp The best cars in the world.
      A P
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW out there stinking up the world with "clean" diesels.
      A P
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW out there stinking up the world with "clean" diesels.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont think this is bastardization of the M brand. The real dilution already occured. X5M/X6M? On the contrary, this, given that the nomenclature is standard BMW, plus the letter M. A couple numbers followed by at least one of the following: i, s, d, xdrive. This is a performance diesel line, not core M cars, and frankly, the only crime being committed is not bringing those suckers over here. A 5 series Touring with stellar gas mileage and more torque and all weather traction than a twin turbo V8 M5? That has "beast" written all over it. Actually, the engine itself is just an inline 6, so that means theoretically, it could fit in a 3 series. And a Z4. Even a 1 series. You know what, since the next M3 is going to be a torquey low rev turbo 6 anyways, make an optional diesel engine choice! In my books, and rather contradictingly, BMW could almost make up for killing the high rpm naturally aspirated petrol engine by giving us a lowish rpm turbodiesel.
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still don't get why autobloggers are so obsessed with diesel
        Wolf
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        Have you driven a modern diesel? I had a loaner 335d and it was a total kick in the pants to drive. Power like you wouldn't believe off the line and great mileage while cruising down the freeway. If it hadn't had the word "Diesel" plastered all over it (thanks to it being a loaner car), you would have barely noticed the difference given the idle noise and vibrations. In short, gobs of power, not much noise, no black smoke, and good mileage. What's not to like?
          Spellchecker
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Wolf
          "I thought the diesel engines were underpowered. The X5 diesel is slower than X5 gasoline." And how exactly does that make the diesel model, eh, "underpowered"?
          desinerd1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Wolf
          I thought the diesel engines were underpowered. The X5 diesel is slower than X5 gasoline.
        LBJGHl
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        Power, fuel economy, torque. Americans don't understand... Ford/ GM/ Chrysler build really noisy, stinky diesel pickup trucks which causes most Americans to think all diesels are that way. The rest of the planet knows different.
          A P
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LBJGHl
          More like the rest of the planet is smothered by tax policy. Diesels are not the answer in cars. The only reason Europe uses so many is that they are FORCED too by tax policy. Let the Europeans have more choice in what they buy and watch how the diesel/gas mix would change to far more gas engines. Also no matter what they do to make a diesel engine cleaner, it will ALWAYS spew more particulates...ALWAYS. With urea injection they are are a lot cleaner but when cleaned up to the point where they are barely clean enough, they lose most of their efficiency advantage. The "Americans are dumb" crap is just that....crap. More like, "a lot of car enthusiasts dont have a clue about tax policy and how it impacts Euro car production". So many think that just because Europeans do something it must be better when it comes to cars.....it just not true. They do things differently....not better.
      BillS
      • 3 Years Ago
      needs a huge black cloud behind them. haha!!
      EverythingBagel
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still think this is a bastardization of the M badge, but I'll wait for the tests.
      sp33dklz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I please have that 1.5 minutes of my life back?
      A P
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Has anyone done the math on a diesel? Combing the higher cost of the car with higher cost of fuel - where's the break point?" Use the Jetta as an example. The TDI is around 4K more than the 5cyl and 6K over the 4. Add to the fact that diesel is higher than unleaded 87 and it will take YEARS and a lot of miles to make up the difference. Also maint costs (oil changes Urea refills etc) cost more than gas engines do. Diesel is a dead end for cars. Trucks and SUVs make a lot more sense for diesel.
        J
        • 3 Years Ago
        @A P
        >Urea refills etc The Jetta 2.0 liter TDI doesn't require urea refills. Urea is required in the larger-displacement diesels.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @A P
        In a lot of places diesel is very close to regular unleaded in price, in Europe it may actually be cheaper. In Canada it's a little bit more expensive than 87, but cheaper than 89. So yes, diesel is often worth it. You get tons of torque as well, making it better performing than any cheaper petrol version in the real world.
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