The most powerful diesel X5 – the new for 2014 BMW X5 M50d – goes on sale in November and we have details, photos and price.
The new BMW X5 goes on sale in November – after a public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month – including the most powerful diesel X5, the 2014 BMW X5 M50d.
Just as in the first X50d, the new X50d gets the world’s most powerful in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine under the bonnet, which means a thumping 376bhp and a planet turning 546lb/ft of torque, enough to sprint to 62mph in a very un-diesel like 5.3 seconds.
Despite the same prodigious output as the original M50d, the new M50d gets tweaked to be Euro 6 compliant and manages to be 10 per cent more efficient too; it will now average 42.2mpg on the official economy cycle (more like 30mpg in the real world) with emissions of a relatively paltry 177g/km.
As the X5 M50d is just one step down from a proper BMW ‘M’, it gets plenty of M Performance goodies fitted as standard or option including Adaptive M suspension with Dynamic Damper Control, Rear Air Suspension, Dynamic Drive and Dynamic Performance Control and 19″ M light alloys wheels.
BMW will also be offering ‘Individual Line’ extras for the X5 M50d to leverage a few bob more out of buyers’ pockets, which includes special paint finishes – “…up to seven layers of paint and the addition of special colour pigments make for intriguing iridescent effects.”, don’t you know – and Merino leather in Amaro Brown and Criollo Brown and “contrast-colour seams and piping in finest leather“.
The new for 2014 BMW X5 M50d will cost from £63,715 when it goes on sale in November, but with the extensive range of options on offer we doubt a single one will leave a BMW showroom at that price.
Still, the new X5 M50d is a terrific ‘Cake and Eat it” car with great performance when you’re blatting and pleasing economy when you’re not.