Sport Auto brings us the first video of the BMW M550d xDrive. Test driver Christian Gebhardt takes the M Performance Diesel machine from 0 to 250 km/h.
Last month, BMW introduced the first M Performance Diesel products: BMW M550d, X5 M50d and X6 M50d.
The new M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology gives the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine powering the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring maximum output of 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton meters (546 lb-ft).
Official figures say the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while the BMW M550d xDrive Touring records 4.9 seconds for the same sprint. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases.
The Sedan offers fuel economy figures of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers (44.8 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle, while the Touring achieves 6.4 l/100 km (44.1 mpg imp). CO2 emissions are 165 grams per kilometer for the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan and 169 g/km in the case of the BMW M550d xDrive Touring.
Full review of the M550d will come out in the April edition of the magazine.