2014 BMW X5 M50d launched

2014 BMW X5 M50d 30.08.2013
2014 BMW X5 M50d 30.08.2013

With 381 HP

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.

Source: BMW
Published Aug 30th, 2013 12:00pm By Adrian Padeanu
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Munich. The new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of the new BMW X5, moreover, can be explicitly highlighted: model-specific options offered by BMW Individual provide exclusive elegant touches, while new products in the Original BMW Accessories range – likewise specifically designed for the Sports Activity Vehicle – serve to underline its versatility and practicality.

BMW X5 M50d: enthralling dynamics thanks to trademark M precision. 
A compelling combination of sportiness, exclusivity and everyday utility distinguishes the new BMW X5 M50d. Its six-cylinder in-line diesel engine boasts detailed refinements and comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. From a 3.0-litre displacement it develops output of 280 kW /381 hp and a peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). BMW BluePerformance technology as standard means the M Performance Automobile is also EU6-compliant. The diesel unit’s power is transferred to the road by an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

The new BMW X5 M50d comes as standard with Adaptive M suspension including Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, as well as Electric Power Steering. The optional Dynamic adaptive suspension package comprises Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation, while the exterior features standard 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design fitted with mixed tyres. Noticeably enhanced agility and a quicker time of 5.3 seconds for the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint go hand in hand with fuel economy improved by more than ten per cent compared with the predecessor model. Average fuel consumption for the new BMW X5 M50d is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42.2 mpg) in the EU test cycle, with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

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RobertBright RobertBright
BMW sucks and the management is not very wise considering they will not offer this in the states.
Sep 6th, 2013 12:37am
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I like this SUV
Sep 3rd, 2013 4:35am
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KevinFXX KevinFXX
Fog lamps too high
Sep 2nd, 2013 5:02am
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rednox rednox
love or hate look, great power and fog lamps on wrong place!
Aug 31st, 2013 11:59am
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JaewonShin JaewonShin
Wow in my imagination, that's as ugly as a car can be
Aug 31st, 2013 4:54am
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AJSmyth AJSmyth
Genius BMW.......... Tease north america with this great fuel efficient SUV. Why did they have to bring the car all the way to Canada to take pictures of it. Sounds pretty stupid to me.
Aug 30th, 2013 8:19pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
Because the engine _is_ Euro6-compliant, it won't take much to make it EPA Tier 2 Bin 5 compliant for US sale. After all, if BMW could take their 181 ps 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine to the US market on the 2014 BMW 328d with no loss of power, that means BMW can produce the X5 M50d for US sale.
Aug 31st, 2013 3:46am
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HighRevs HighRevs
Would be so much cleaner without the foglights
Aug 30th, 2013 5:50pm
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JayHaddad JayHaddad
Ugh...seems like BMW's SUVs are getting uglier
Aug 30th, 2013 2:59pm
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SainUK SainUK
Not a comment specifically to BMW but to all car manufacturers. I can't understand why their plastic engine covers can't do a proper job of pretending to look like an actual engine................
Aug 30th, 2013 1:16pm
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