Joining the BMW M550d in the new M Performance Automobiles range are the new X5 M50d and X6 M50d super diesel SUVs.
These cars get the same engine as the M550d super saloon, a 3.0 liter in-line six-cylinder diesel with 280 kW/381 hp, and maximum torque: 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). They are a tad slower than the sedan though, with the X5 hitting 100km/h in 5.4 seconds and the X6 in 5.3. both have a limited top speed of 250km/h.
As for the fuel economy, the X5 M50d does 7.5 litres/100 kilometres (37.7 mpg imp), and the X6 7.7 litres/100 kilometres (36.7 mpg imp). CO2 emissions are 199 and 204 g/km respectively.
Both cars are capable SUVs, featuring air suspension on the rear axle and self-levelling, and Adaptive Drive standard on the BMW X6 M50d and available as an option for the
BMW X5 M50d. 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design standard on the BMW X5 M50d; 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design standard on the BMW X6 M50d; exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey available as an option for all models.
All models including the 5-Series get a bespoke interior as well, with gearshift lever with M logo; exclusive Alcantara/Nappa leather M sports seats in Black (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d) or Alcantara/Cloth in Grey Shadow (BMW M550d xDrive) with contrast stitching and embossed M logo; M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles; BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite; interior trim strips in Brushed Aluminium Shadow (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d) or Aluminium Hexagon (BMW M550d xDrive); interior sound design adds further emphasis to the characteristic six-cylinder soundtrack.
As for the price, BMW X5 M50d costs 82 300 EUR and the BMW X6 M50d 85 800 EUR.
All BMW M Performance Automobiles contain a wide range of comfort-enhancing equipment as standard; extensive individualisation possible thanks to virtually full availability of BMW 5 Series, BMW X5 and BMW X6 options; includes Comfort Access, automatic tailgate operation (standard in Germany on the BMW X6 M50d and BMW M550d xDrive Touring), hands-free tailgate opening (BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring), electrically operated glass/panoramic sunroof, doors with Soft Close Automatic function, trailer coupling, heated steering wheel, active seats, Adaptive LED Headlights (BMW X6 M50d), navigation systems with hard disk storage, high-quality audio and rear-seat entertainment systems.
Wide range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by any rival: Head-Up Display, Adaptive Headlights, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition (BMW M550d xDrive), Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Change Warning System (BMW M550d xDrive), Lane Departure Warning System (BMW M550d xDrive), rear-view camera with Top View (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d), Surround View (BMW 550d xDrive), Speed Limit Info, internet access, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Real-Time Traffic Information and apps for receiving web radio and using Facebook and Twitter.