The mid-life update of the BMW X6 was launched to the Australian media in Australia’s Northern Territory between Wildman Wilderness Lodge, outside of Kakadu National Park and Hidden Valley Racetrack.
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Here’s a look at this first ever tri-turbo and most powerful 6 cylinder in-line diesel engine in a production car! Follow the X6 M50d as it races planes, cuts up the red dust and dances round the race track.
Powered by BMW’s first tri-turbo diesel, the X6 M50d produces 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton meters (546 lb-ft). The engine itself is a state of art with a third electric turbocharger that not only reduces lag, but also provides greater fuel efficiency.
At 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers (37.7 mpg imp) and 7.7 l/100 km (36.7 mpg imp) respectively in the EU test cycle, the average fuel consumption figures of the BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d are only slightly above those for the existing diesel variants of the two models.
BMW X6 M50d races to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph).