BMW M5 Diesel in the Works? Leaked Document Reveals M550dX Model

BMW M5 Diesel in the Works? Leaked Document Reveals M550dX Model

Over the last few years, diesel technology has taken a huge leap in technology. So much so, that a diesel powered car is the preferred choice of weapon for any endurance race.

With their success on the track being recognized, it’s only a matter of time before fast diesels make their way into road cars, and BMW seems to be jumping at that.

According a leaked document, BMW is preparing to offer a model that will wear the badge: M550dX. While not a true M model, it also hints that this is more than just an M-Sport package. Instead, it will likely be the first ever diesel designed by BMW’s M performance division.

As the name suggests, it will be all-wheel drive, and will likely use the new 3.0-liter, triple turbo-charged (yes, you read right) motor that produces 395-hp.

There is no confirmation from BMW at this point, but the possibilities certainly are exciting. Americans have never been fond of diesel passenger cars, but slap a Roundel on the front and an M badge on the back and it’s sure to change more than a few minds.

[Source: Pistonheads]

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