The all-new 2014 BMW X5 M50d will launch on November 16, 2013 and will available exclusively in Europe. This diesel X5 variant is powered by an inline-six diesel engine, and has a claimed 381hp and 546lb-ft of torque. Power is transferred by an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive, helping the M50d to go from 0-62mph in 5.3sec.
The M50d's engine comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail injection. BluePerformance technology comes standard, which translates to this SUV being EU6-complaint. Also standard is the Adaptive M suspension, which includes Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle as well as Electric Power Steering. An optional Dynamic Adaptive Suspension package, with Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilization, is available as well.
"Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort allows you to individually adjust the suspension and damping response at any time. Dynamic Performance Control, included in the feature, and Dynamic Drive guarantee very sporty driving dynamics in general, reflected mainly in a very neutral steering response and minimum side tilt of the body when taking bends - and all this while retaining a high level of drive comfort," according to BMW.
The M50d has model-specific options as well as new products within the Original BMW Accessories range. As you might expect with a diesel, fuel efficiency was important and the X5 M50d is capable of achieving 42mpg. 19in M light-alloy wheels in a double spoke design come standard.
While this diesel-powered BMW would fit perfectly as a daily driver for many Americans, we won't be seeing it stateside.