Besides the M550d xDrive Sedan and Touring the newly created Bmw M Performance Automobiles also unveiled the new X5 M50d and X6 M50d models. As expected, these are also powered by the new tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter delivering an impressive 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft).
With these numbers, the BMW X5 M50d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds while the X6 M50d in 5.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph. Regarding the fuel consumption, the X5 will offer 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres (37.7 mpg imp) while the X6 7.7 l/100 km (36.7 mpg imp).
CO2 emissions are 199 grams per kilometre for the BMW X5 M50d and 204 g/km for the BMW X6 M50d. Bot models feature the eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with enhanced gearshift dynamics and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
Bmw M GmbH also worked on the chassis in order to offer the agility of the Bmw X models. Regarding the design, the vehicles feature new air inlets for the engine, Ferric Grey metallic exterior mirror caps and air intake bars (a distinguishing feature of BMW M Performance Automobiles).
BMW X5 M50d comes as standard with 19-inch wheels, while the X6 M50d offers 20-inch wheels. Moreover, 20-inch light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey developed exclusively for the BMW M Performance Automobiles are available as an option. 2013 Bmw X5 M50d will cost 82,300 euros while the 2013 Bmw X6 M50d will cost 85,800 euros, which makes it the most expensive model from BMW M Performance Automobiles.
New BMW xDrive has a number of recent advancements in technology, including being able to maximise valuable traction and ensure the vehicle's stability.
The power ratio for the front and rear wheels can be altered with ease via the electronic multi-plate clutch, giving the xDrive up-to-the-second motor control. BMW has installed the DSC stability control system so that it and the xDrive are kept in constant communication and are able to analyse the surface of the terrain ahead. The implementation of which has done a great deal to lift the profile of the xDrive due to its now improved chance of identifying hazards in the road and labelled the vehicle an intelligent all-wheel-drive one.
When out on the road or what BMW would describe as typical driving conditions, the xDrive is powered through the rear wheels. These wheels enable the vehicle to really put to the test the famed BMW handling. The BMW X5 and the X6 M50d feature a number of enhancements to aid handling in some tricky corners. By funnelling more power into the rear axle of the xDrive, it has increased stability and a much greater dexterity than you would expect.
When the BMW x5 M50d is in Performance Control, it has a great deal more dexterity than previous modes and the X6 M50d has a similar outcome when in Dynamic Performance Control. This dynamic vehicle compensates when the xDrive is pushed to its limits and is able to hold the bend on excessive corners by reducing the propulsion going to the front of the BMW.
This reduction in speed enables the engine to increase the amount of power it generates and the use of the Performance Control system. The distribution of power can be modified both in the X5 and the X6 using the Performance Control System or the X6's Dynamic Performance Control which has additional functions.
When used to correct understeer or oversteer, the system configures the engine power and shifts the output to either the inside of the rear wheel or the outside depending on where the driver may have made a mistake whilst cornering.