As usual, Sport Auto Magazine is the first to get behind the wheel of a new German performance car. This time it’s the BMW M550d Super Diesel.
This new generation of diesel-powered BMW M cars are such a nice combination of power, comfort and convenience. The diesel engine revs to 6,000 rpm which is remarkable, but even more astonishing than that is the amazing noise it makes. You honestly can mistake it for a petrol V8.
Check it out as they do a 0 to 250km/h acceleration test:
The new and globally unique 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 metres (546 lb-ft). The engine’s instantaneous and sustained wave of torque allows it to lay down benchmark performance values for diesel-powered executive cars.
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. The duo also display addictive elasticity at higher speeds thanks to their engine’s vast reserves of power. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) in both cases.