Video Review: 2014 BMW X5 M50d

CarBuyer reviews the 2014 BMW X5 M50d. The tri-turbo diesel X5 went on sale this fall but it is not offered in the United States.

The 2014 BMW X5 M50d is powered by a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine boasts comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. From a 3.0-liter displacement it develops output of 280 kW /381 hp and a peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). BMW BluePerformance technology as standard means the M Performance Automobile is also EU6-compliant. The diesel unit’s power is transferred to the road by an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

Design wise, the X5 M50d comes with modified front and rear aprons as well as larger wheels, giving the car an imposing look. The new BMW X5 M50d comes as standard with Adaptive M suspension including Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, as well as Electric Power Steering. The optional Dynamic adaptive suspension package comprises Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation, while the exterior features standard 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design fitted with mixed tires.

Average fuel consumption for the new BMW X5 M50d is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42.2 mpg) in the EU test cycle, with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

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