The new X5, which will arrive in showrooms early next year has introduced a Performance M version. The X5 M50d has what BMW states “is the worlds most powerful” 3.0 L in-line six diesel engine that develops an output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft).


Standard extras include Adaptive M suspension including Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle and Electric Power Steering and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels. The M50d has a quicker time of 5.3 seconds for the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 1.3 seconds faster then the xDrive40d while improving the fuel economy by more than ten per cent. Average fuel consumption for the new BMW X5 M50d is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42.2 mpg).


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