In many aspects, the BMW X5 M50d xDrive is the perfect lumbering SAV built by the Bavarians in Munich. It combines sheer grunt and performance with premium materials an an innovative diesel engine.

And while it’s not sold in the US, the X5 M50d is quite popular in other parts of the world. This particular model hails from Europe and it went through a few cosmetic changes. To go with the overall dark scheme, this X5 M50d gets a black kidney grille, blacked out badges and side mirrors, and some flashy aftermarket wheels.

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The ADV15 ADV15 M.V2 Standard Series wheels were fitted to this SUV and are sized 21×10.5 / 21×11.5 front and rear, respectively. The finish is a gold/bronze color which offers a great contrast against the dark blue paint job.

The BMW X5 M50d xDrive utilizes a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine. This engine is specifically developed for the M Performance range and fits the rather heavy BMW X5 M50d xDrive perfectly. The output is rated at 381 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 740Nm of torque – all available from 2,000 to 3,000 revs. It allows the X5 to accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in as low as 5.4 seconds.

It can also haul some large and heavy loads – thanks to the impressive levels of torque available overall.

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This BMW X5 M50d project was completed by Tuning & Service with photos by Zhenya Dokanin Photography.