BMW M550d to output 381 hp from tri-turbo engine

Rumors | November 22nd, 2011 by 12
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In a dealer presentation in Netherlands, BMW revealed the power figures of the rumored M550d model. The tri-turbo six-cylinder diesel will output 381 horsepower and …

In a dealer presentation in Netherlands, BMW revealed the power figures of the rumored M550d model. The tri-turbo six-cylinder diesel will output 381 horsepower and over 700 Nm of torque (516 lb-ft). The top is as always limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).

Acceleration figures are not yet known, but with the impressive torque and four-wheel drive system, a quick sprint is expected.

The engine will debut in the BMW M550d, and will make its way into the X5 and X6 model as well. Production of the new 5 Series super-diesel model starts in March 2012 and it remains unknown if BMW will homologate the powerplant for the US market.

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The diesel powerplant can be positioned in a way as an alternative to the top 550i model and its 407 horsepower. The M Sport package featured in models possibly sports slightly different design cues to further distinguish the M550d from the “regular” 5er M Sport.

[Source: Driving-Fun ]

12 Responses to “BMW M550d to output 381 hp from tri-turbo engine”

  1. Stuart Shone says:

    i really want one of these

  2. Dmitry says:

    another bmw winner for engine of the year contest

  3. Viper says:

    i wonder will those 700Nm be available at 1200rpm?
    it thats the case , then screw ur550i.really.
    although I was expecting 800Nm but 700+ will do perfectly fine.
    awesome car! awesome engine”!

  4. Rtcalo says:

    If it’s an inline 6, why are they calling it a 550?? Sounds to be like it’s going to be a V8.

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably because BMW has to name their models in relation to the output of the engine (hp), and not only because of the engine type. The new 2 litre inline four in the 328 is still called 328 even though its no 3.0 litre inline 6 anymore.. With the downsizing there would be hard to name all of the new models.. People still know that a 550dx is some serious shit, even though theres no V8 under the bonnet ;) But, thats only my thoughts.. 

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