2014 Bmw X5 (F15) M50d: new photos released

Article by Christian A., on August 30, 2013

Bmw released today a new set of photos with the all-new X5 M50d, its most powerful diesel-powered X5 (F15). As you may know already, the X50 M50d is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. The engine develops 381 hp (280 kW) and an impressive 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque.

Thanks to the Bmw BluePerformance technology offered as standard, the X5 M50d is also EU6-compliant. Power is delivered to the wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

2014 Bmw X5 (F15) M50d is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.3 seconds but despite its performances, the SUV has an average fuel consumption of 6.7 litres per 100 km (42.2 mpg) in the EU test cycle with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

Moreover, 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 new X models from BMW continue to have the trademarked design features the brand is known for. This time however, it is combined with versatility, robustness, and that undeniable presence. As a result, the X models are able to get that unique look. Specifically for the X5, BMW gave this design language a more attractive upgrade and even made it more contemporary.

Under the third-generation of this Sports Activity Vehicle, the proportions are highlighted by a number of features. These include the long wheelbase, short overhang in the front, and the A-pillars being more upright. Helping emphasize the proportions are the front axle and how short it is from the instrument panel. The model’s kidney grille reveals a more muscular design.

It has been positioned within the triangle of the front fog lamps and the twin circular headlights. Meanwhile the bumper, with its curved lines having that X shape, proves that this model is indeed part of the X range. By placing the side air intakes far to the outer edges, it enables the front apron to put its focus on the planted stance and the wide track of this new model.

The striking underbody meanwhile shows protection elements which points to the versatile and robust quality. In addition, this new X model will be the first time the Air Curtains, which lower drag, will make their appearance. This feature is composed of vertical openings that allow air to flow to the wheel arches. It then results in a curtain of air on top of the wheels after which it releases the air using the Air Breathers placed in the side panels.

Viewing the front section, the kidney grille of the new X5 has a more broad-set look and stretches all through the headlight units. The twin circular headlights in turn extend to the side panels of the vehicle. Each of the light rings has their bottom section levelled off with the top edge being overlapped with the LED accent light. That the new X5 has that sophisticated quality is highlighted by how the lights have a more pronounced three-dimensional design as well as have those sweeping chrome inserts.

The fog lamps in the front use LED but this is offered as an option. Optional as well are the Adaptive LED Headlights, which is easily recognized by the horizontal light sources in the middle of the light rings. Though the xenon headlights are optional for the base model, it is fitted as standard with the X5 xDrive50i and even the X5 M50d.

Topics: bmw, bmw x5, diesel

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