12-02-2011, 08:24 PM #1
The Diesel era of BMW M is here - BMW teases the X6 M550d (M50d?) with a new video
This comes hot on the heels of the leaked out M550d horsepower figures. BMW released a teaser video showing an X6 "M" version with all the good details specifically blocked out. It sure looks to us like this is the X6 M550d or X6 M50d whatever the name will end up being. Just like the 5 series with the triple turbo diesel expect 381 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This actually makes a heck of a lot more sense if going for "efficient dynamics" than the X6M ever did and is a very exciting development. We just hope it comes to the USA, fingers crossed.
12-02-2011, 08:48 PM #2
Wait... You are cheering for a diesel M?
This makes no sense at all.
What happened with M cars needing to be high rev?
Diesels sure as hell will not rev high ever.There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works
12-02-2011, 08:50 PM #3
BMW switched to turbos for efficiency reasons. If they are all about efficiency, why didn't they look at diesels first for their big SUV's? These are 5300 pound cars after all that should still be able to tow and offer utility. A diesel makes all the sense in the world for this vehicle. They decided to call it an M, not me, but I think this makes far more sense than the X6 M ever did.
12-02-2011, 08:54 PM #4
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12-02-2011, 09:01 PM #6
A low rev engine in a M car, that was one of your main objections against the 1M.
IMHO a diesel engine by caracteristics has no place in any M car.
This is more Audi Le Mans thinking by BMW...
If this catches on in 10 years we will all drive dieselsThere are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works
12-02-2011, 09:32 PM #7
12-02-2011, 11:06 PM #8
It will be an E71 X6 diesel that is tweaked by M with an M Sport Package with a tri-turbo v8 engine? That may be really cool. With all that BMW has learned from it's world class diesel engines they will aplly peroformance to it.BMW M propsed this as a business case to the board of directors, and M did their due diligence and then got approval. The M division needs to make a profit and this is a new revenue stream.
12-02-2011, 11:08 PM #9
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Too bad diesel fuel prices are where they are at.
Makes since overseas. Petrol is very expensive over there.
12-03-2011, 12:45 AM #11
stupied bmw and putting M on everything..Big Daddy Julio
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This isnt nothing but a market scheme for diesel lovers/enviornmentalists to feel like they own a M car without going against their grain. M brand, marque, name, anything else M used to be has become pathetic
12-05-2011, 08:07 AM #16
Amigos Ive read some of the whining about DIESELS, I have a 335d and it has an ECU flash from RENNtech and trust me it will keep up with almost everything out there, Yes, I used to be be a gasser and believed DIESELS were not trendy. NOW that I own one I am completely overwhelmed by them. SO BMW is going the AUDI route, hello haven't they won The Lemans for close to 10 years with a DIESEL, come on guys accept the true facts DIESEL is here to stay. Using the M logo for everything is somewhat annoying but, if it is to market a more effective vehicle so be it. I will be posting my dyno runs after this next Thursday and you will see my potential. I gave the General Service Manager my keys to drive my car, I drove with him a couple of miles and ALL he had in his face was a grin and ALL he would was Holy $#@!!! and BTW Im getting over 26 mpg
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