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      01-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Arrow Official: Opening BMW M Performance Automobiles Lineup Revealed: M550d, X5 / X6 M50d

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Official: Opening BMW M Performance Automobiles Lineup Revealed: M550d, X5 / X6 M50d
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Munich. With its BMW M Performance Automobiles, BMW M GmbH is adding four newly developed models to its product range. These cars come with a significant boost in performance and hallmark M precision in the interplay of the powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics – coupled with unrestricted everyday utility and high levels of efficiency. The BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d models will have their world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show (8 – 18 March 2012). The market launch of the BMW M Performance Automobiles starts just a few weeks later. The BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring models will be available in German showrooms from 12 May 2012, with the BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d following on 16 June 2012. Below are the selling prices of the BMW M Performance Automobiles in Germany, including VAT (19%):

BMW M550d xDrive - 80,800 EUR
BMW M550d xDrive Touring - 83,750 EUR
BMW X5 M50d - 82,300 EUR
BMW X6 M50d - 85,800 EUR

The BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring models will be built at the BMW plant in Dingolfing, which also manufactures the other models of the BMW 5 Series range, the BMW 6 Series models and the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans. The BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d will be produced at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the USA, the competence centre for BMW X models within the BMW Group’s global production network.



At a glance:
  • New BMW M GmbH product range based on current BMW models; BMW M Performance Automobiles complement the model family with their clear focus on sports performance combined with unrestricted everyday usability and outstanding efficiency; new product category launches with four models: BMW M550d xDrive Sedan, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d.
  • Rigorous use of BMW M GmbH development expertise in the optimisation of agility, precision and emotion; BMW M Performance Automobiles with harmonious interplay of powertrain, chassis technology and design features typical of M models; exclusive, extremely powerful engine; detailed modifications to chassis technology and power transfer; aerodynamically optimised body.
  • World premiere for a new six-cylinder in-line diesel engine developed exclusively for the BMW M Performance Automobiles; new, globally unique
  • M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology: three turbochargers, common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors and maximum injection pressure of 2,200 bar; 3.0-litre displacement, 280 kW/381 hp, maximum torque: 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft); instantaneous responses and outstandingly dynamic power delivery into the upper reaches of the rev range; maximum revs: 5,400 rpm; impressively economical thanks to optimised efficiency and extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology, including Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode.
  • Eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with enhanced gearshift dynamics fitted as standard on all BMW M Performance Automobiles;
    BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive with bespoke set-up optimised to enhance dynamics; BMW M550d xDrive and BMW X5 M50d with Performance Control, BMW X6 M50d with Dynamic Performance Control.
  • M-specific tuning of suspension, bodyshell mounting, engine and transmission mounting, springs and dampers, all standard and optional chassis control systems, and the Servotronic mapping for the hydraulic steering; result is significantly enhanced agility and precision in dynamic driving situations, with the linear build-up of lateral forces familiar from M cars.
  • BMW M550d xDrive comes as standard with the Driving Experience Control switch, including ECO PRO mode;
    BMW M550d xDrive Touring also features air suspension on the rear axle and automatic self-levelling; both models available as an option with Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive Drive including anti-roll control.
  • BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d fitted as standard with air suspension on the rear axle and self-levelling, Adaptive Drive standard on the BMW X6 M50d and available as an option for the BMW X5 M50d.
  • Purposeful design modifications in familiar M style set individual models apart and provide aerodynamic optimisation; exterior mirrors and air intake bars with striking Ferric Grey metallic paintwork; trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes; BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line; 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design standard on the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring; 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design standard on the BMW X5 M50d; 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design standard on the BMW X6 M50d; exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey available as an option for all models; model lettering on the door sills, boot lid and, in the case of the BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d, also in the instrument cluster; engine cover with “M Performance” badge.
  • Bespoke interior design shows clear emphasis on the cars’ sporting character; gearshift lever with M logo; exclusive Alcantara/Nappa leather M sports seats in Black (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d) or Alcantara/Cloth in Grey Shadow (BMW M550d xDrive) with contrast stitching and embossed M logo; M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles; BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite; interior trim strips in Brushed Aluminium Shadow (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d) or Aluminium Hexagon (BMW M550d xDrive); interior sound design adds further emphasis to the characteristic six-cylinder soundtrack.
  • All BMW M Performance Automobiles contain a wide range of comfort-enhancing equipment as standard; extensive individualisation possible thanks to virtually full availability of BMW 5 Series, BMW X5 and BMW X6 options; includes Comfort Access, automatic tailgate operation (standard in Germany on the BMW X6 M50d and BMW M550d xDrive Touring), hands-free tailgate opening (BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring), electrically operated glass/panoramic sunroof, doors with Soft Close Automatic function, trailer coupling, heated steering wheel, active seats, Adaptive LED Headlights (BMW X6 M50d), navigation systems with hard disk storage, high-quality audio and rear-seat entertainment systems.
  • Wide range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by any rival: Head-Up Display, Adaptive Headlights, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition (BMW M550d xDrive), Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Change Warning System
    (BMW M550d xDrive), Lane Departure Warning System
    (BMW M550d xDrive), rear-view camera with Top View
    (BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d), Surround View (BMW 550d xDrive),
    Speed Limit Info, internet access, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Real-Time Traffic Information and apps for receiving web radio and using Facebook and Twitter.
  • Engine:
    Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
    M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, aluminium crankcase, three turbochargers (high-pressure, with variable turbine geometry), common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors, maximum injection pressure: 2,200 bar.
    Displacement: 2,993 cc,
    output: 280 kW/381 hp at 4,000 – 4,400 rpm,
    max. torque: 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 3 000 rpm,
    specific output: 93.6 kW/127.3 hp per litre of displacement.
  • BMW M Performance models: performance figures, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions:
    BMW M550d xDrive Sedan:
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.7 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph),
    average fuel consumption: 6.3 litres/100 kilometres (44.8 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions: 165 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.
    BMW M550d xDrive Touring:
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 4.9 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph),
    average fuel consumption: 6.4 litres/100 kilometres (44.1 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions: 169 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.
    BMW X5 M50d:
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.4 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph),
    average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres/100 kilometres (37.7 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions: 199 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
    BMW X6 M50d:
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.3 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph),
    average fuel consumption: 7.7 litres/100 kilometres (36.7 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions: 204 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.

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...and so it begins today with these pics. Very nice, particularly the M550d which I really like. It needs to be named something else though. Without an "M". It has M credentials but it's not an M.
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Inline-6 with Three Turbochargers sounds awesome!

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that these vehicles won't make it to the U.S.
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Inline-6 with Three Turbochargers sounds awesome!

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that these vehicles won't make it to the U.S.
No, they won't unfortunately, per http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637125
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It seems like BMW wants to fill every void in between each of their lineups/cars/models. It is what it is, it'll take some time to get used to the name.
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Love the idea, but adding an M logo to the beginning of the model designation? Seems out of touch with the audience. It's something we've all made fun of people for doing for decades.
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...and so it begins today with these pics. Very nice, particularly the M550d which I really like. It needs to be named something else though. Without an "M". It has M credentials but it's not an M.
Absolutely right. They might be powerful car, but they remain diesel cars with all their positive but also all their negative sides.
THe engineers can ad as many turbos as they want, the sound of these engines will still be sh....
And....let's be honest, he who can afford an 80K+ car will be able to pay the price for a few litters more in terms of consumption....and get the sound on top.
And useless to talk about emission standards.....this is all just holly sh....something invented but the politicians to make people believe that diesel engines are cleaner than gas engines......hahaha!
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It seems like BMW wants to fill every void in between each of their lineups/cars/models. It is what it is, it'll take some time to get used to the name.
They don't......if they would do so, they would bring a F3x M3 Touring.
And this is precisely where they fail......
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why wouldn't they bring this to the USA?!
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Inline-6 with Three Turbochargers sounds awesome!

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It reads awesome...but that's it! It does sound like ......that's the biggest problem IMHO
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what the hell is this bullshit....what about the people that drop a shit load more money for a legit M car....x6m..x5m..?! they get the same interior, similar performace and same exterior look for a lot less of a price? sigh!
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Love the idea, but adding an M logo to the beginning of the model designation? Seems out of touch with the audience. It's something we've all made fun of people for doing for decades.
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If BMW is not careful they're gonna run out of the alphabet. I don't care about the rest of the letters. Just stop using M. Or just use it where appropriate.
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So awesome!!! The Wheels they are using have an R8 style to them! So amazing!!!
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I guess that M was feeling lonely. So the transformation of the M brand to join the AMG and S/RS club is well under way.
I honestly do not see anything from an engineering standpoint that would justify an M letter. However, BMW can charge a lot more for "M Performance" than for ZMP and ZSP put together. Milk it.

Meanwhile I just saw my neighbor cruse in the unreleased M 335is. LOL.
Let the argument begin about what a real M is.
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Nice! Except for the long rear emblems...X6 ///M 50 d etc..
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Nothing says "M" better than turbos, diesel engines, AWD, and automatic transmissions!
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