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The 5th generation M5 has the V8 S63 TU engine with twin turbos under the hood producing 550hp. The engine and DCT gear box pusses the M5 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds.

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:10 PM
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New M5 will come in all wheel drive and with a I6 Tiriple Turbo Diesel

BMW F10 M5 Diesel I6 triple turbo
As our oil burning 'd' badged fellow BMW enthusiasts have been telling us for several years, diesel is coming to the US in a big way. To put an end to any doubt about the future of diesel, BMW M is jumping in a big way with a I6, triple turbo diesel powered BMW M5. As typical with oil burners the diesel won't make as much horse power as a gas engine but will have plenty of kick off the line with monster torque (typically a weak spot for high reeving M engines).

BMW has confirmed that it will be producing the first diesel vehicle to ever wear the M badge in the company's performance vehicle line. BMW will be producing a diesel-powered M5 next spring that will feature three turbochargers. The same engine will also be used in other BMW vehicles like the X5 and X6 crossovers.
the 550dM will make "slightly less" power than the gasoline M5's rated 560 HP output with final numbers expected to be in the 500 to 550 HP range. However, the torque output will be massive at up to 650 lb-ft. The copious torque is pointed to as the reason for the all-wheel drive option.
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Given the choice between two M5s, one a v8 twinpower turbo engine with more horse power or a I6 triple turbo diesel with less horsepower but more torque, which would you choose and why?

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Old 08-19-2011, 02:42 PM
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If this is true...I'd be all for the diesel. Yes, from the purist standpoint the petrol engine is more in line with M's heritage but good God man...the performance that you'll be able to extract from a car like this is insane. Couple that with the added benefit of trundling around town you'll probably get close to 30-35mpg and I'd say that this should sell just as well, if not better than the petrol M5. Plus no one would expect a diesel sedan to run low 4-sec to 60 and in typical BMW fashion I'd wholly expect the hp/torque to be slightly (20-30hp/20-30ft-lbs) underated. Now if they'd only bring the smaller diesels (2.0d) over...

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NA is not ready for the smaller diesels, so BMW is not bringiing them. In time they will come. For now we need to take whatever we can get.

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Im Glad its coming but price will be an issue I for one wont be iterested I just bought a 335d and love it. People stare at me when I go to the DIESEL pump down here in Puerto Rico and I then tell them its a DIESEl and they say REALLY I didnt know BMW made those and then the fun begins.
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wow, xdrive triple turbo diesel m5 with 650 ft lbs of face ripping torque :o When top gear tested the 535d vs 545i e60's the 535d was right on its tail the whole time, with less displacement.


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That reporter got some of his facts wrong

the 550d engine is a 3 litre triple turbo engine producing (possibly) 650Nm = 480 lbs/ft torque.

The 5 series will be a 550d possible to buy it with a M pack on it. That does not make it an M5
It is also priced quite a chunk below the M5, and yes will be available as a X-drive

The M5 Gas Engine as you say develops 560 BHP and and I thought around 600 lbs/ft torque.

Do you really think that BMW are about to undermine their flag ship with a diesel ?

Still, the 50d will be a very nice car I'm sure (I would like one Santa)

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It does sound more like a 550d than an M5d. The "M5 diesel" headline is catchy, but that doesn't sound like what they are doing if the car is called the 550dM/X.

If this option was available right now, I'd do my part to popularize diesel in the US by changing my 550xi order to a 550dx(M). That said, I can't wait that long. Maybe next time around.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:12 PM
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Go to the BMW UK site and it can be ordered there - "F10 535d M Sport Saloon". Not an M. but an M Sport.

I personally like the "F11 535d M Sport Touring".

There's a diesel I'd buy - and then add a Burger tune...

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