Here are the first real life photos of the F15 BMW X5 M50d with M Sport Package. The official 2014 BMW X5 test drives kicked off this week in Vancouver at the international media launch and will continue over the next few days when BMWBLOG will also get the chance to experience the new X5.
Our sister-magazine BimmerToday captured in photos a white F15 BMW X5 M50d with its impressive and dynamic appearance. Modified front and rear aprons as well as larger wheels, give the car an imposing look. The Ferric Grey coloered mirrors accentuate its sporty character and differentiate from the “regular” X5 models.
Its six-cylinder in-line diesel engine boasts comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. From a 3.0-liter 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 tires.
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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