2012 BMW X6 M50d marries diesel performance with efficiency
Filed under: Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Crossover, BMW, Diesel, Luxury
Diesel engines are synonymous with torque, and torque equals acceleration. Considering these facts, it's great to see some tuned-for-performance diesel vehicles hitting the ground in Europe from the likes of BMW, including this 2012 X6 M50d, which is part of the automaker's new M Performance line. Now if we could just get them sent to the States...
So, what are BMW fans in the U.S. missing out on? A 3.0-liter inline-six common-rail diesel engine augmented by a trio of turbochargers. That mill is good for 376 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 545 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 to 3,000 rpm, which is enough grunt for a 5.3-second sprint to 60 and a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour.
Of course, diesel engines are also synonymous with efficiency, and the 2012 X6 M50d scores on that front with EU-cycle ratings of 36.7 mpg Imperial (44 mpg U.S.), though such ratings aren't equivalent to U.S. EPA figures. In any case, check out the high-res gallery of live photos from the Geneva Motor Show and then hit the jump for the official press release.Continue reading 2012 BMW X6 M50d marries diesel performance with efficiency
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