Vision of Speed (VOS) has introduced what can be best described as an M5 diesel equivalent.

Vision of Speed (VOS) has introduced what can be best described as an M5 diesel equivalent.

High-performance diesels belong to a niche market, but that hasn’t stopped VOS from working on one of the segment’s most representative models, the BMW M550d. With 381 PS (280 kW) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) on tap, the tri-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine has enough diesel muscle in standard configuration. For those very few with a thirst for more power, Vision of Speed is asking €2,290 to take the output level to 450 PS (331 kW) and 800 Nm (591 lb-ft).

If you are not willing to pay that much, a lesser package consisting of custom downpipes costs €899 and adds 15 PS (11 kW). Those who want to go all out can also specify the 20-inch AEZ wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 R20 front and 275/30 R20 rear tires available as a full set for a cool €2,490. On the goodies list you will also find Brembo brakes for another €2,695 and H&R performance springs lowering the car by 35 mm for an extra €499.

While the standard BMW M550d xDrive comes with an electronic speed limiter programmed at 155 mph (250 km/h), this unrestricted version from VOS will reach a top speed of more than 186 mph (300 km/h). There’s no word about the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time, but it should take a few ticks of a second less than the 4.7s needed by the stock car.

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BMW M550d by VOS dialed to 450 PS can do more than 300 km/h