BMW is expanding its third-gen X5 lineup with the M50d model scheduled to reach European dealerships on November 16. American customers will have to live without the M50d since BMW doesn't plan on bringing the model stateside.
The 2014 X5 M50d is powered by a Euro 6-compliant 3.0-liter tri-turbo engine outputting 381 HP (280 kW) and a peak torque of 740 Nm (546 lb-ft). Power is sent to the xDrive all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic gearbox which enables the car to do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds.
Since it's a diesel, the X5 M50d remains an economical car given its size as it has a fuel consumption of 6.7 liters / 100 km (35.1 mpg US or 42.2 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km. BMW says the new model is 10+ percent more economical than its predecessor.
Taking into account this is an M Performance model, BMW has fitted as standard the X5 M50d with Adaptive M suspension with Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle. The SAV can be optionally fitted with the Dynamic adaptive suspension package bringing Dynamic Drive active roll stabilization and Dynamic Performance Control. The car rides as standard on double-spoke lightweight M 19-inch alloys wrapped around in all-season tires.
More details can be accessed from the attached press release.