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 |  Dec 10 2011, 12:12 PM

Rumors are now spreading rampantly since BMW released its teaser video of the first-ever BMW M Diesel in the form of their X6 crossover. It is now widely believed that the X6 M50d will come with a tri-turbo, six-cylinder diesel powerplant pushing out 381-hp with a healthy 545 lb-ft of torque.

The folks over at BMWBlog are also reporting that the X6 M50d will go 0-62 mph in 4.9-seconds and that production of the model will begin April of 2012. An option for the X6 M50d also leaked out; the M division will also offer a revised front hood.

Perhaps even more interesting is that BMW’s M550d xDrive will feature the same powerplant, making it go 0-62 mph in just 4.7-seconds and could get 38-mpg. The M550d is expected to go into production in March 2012 but will only be offered in Europe. Whether or not the X6 M50d shares the same fate is unknown, but given how slowly diesels are being embraced in America, we shouldn’t hold our breath.

[Source: BMW Blog]

 |  Dec 05 2011, 2:15 PM

Oh we just couldn’t help but think one thing when we saw this teaser video from BMW. By blurring out the key parts of the car – mainly the rear badges – we had to wonder if BMW decided to take a page out of XXX videos from Japan. You know, where they’re notorious of blurring out the most important parts of the video.

Plenty of rumors have been floating around that the upcoming X6 M would get a diesel powerplant along with its redesign. What is even more of a dead giveaway is freezing the video around the 0:36 mark where the blurred rear badge clearly hints that it’ll be a diesel. The powerplant under the hood could be the M550d that’s been rumored to have 381-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

But clearly BMW wants something to be a surprise, otherwise there’d be no real reason to blur and tease us like they have.

Check out the video after the break.

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