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      02-21-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Cool First M550d Driving Videos and 0-250km/h Acceleration Test

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The first test drives of the all new BMW M550d xDrive model [official info/specs] are underway and here is the first video footage courtesy of Sport Auto. The M550d represents one of BMW's new lineup of M Performance Vehicles (together with the X5 and X6 M50d and upcoming M135i), which bridge the gap between standard series cars and M cars.

The M550d xDrive features an inline 6 cylinder diesel engine good for 381hp and 546lb-ft torque.

Its official factory quoted performance stats puts it at 4.7 sec 0-62mph and a top speed of 155mph, and fuel economy of 44.8mpg (imp) / 35.84 MPG (US gallon). Unfortunately, the M550d will not be making it stateside.


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      02-21-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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      02-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Amazing!
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      02-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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wow. You can actually hear the exhaust too.
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The car sounds surprisingly good cruising and accelerating, but there's no mistaking that it's a diesel while idling...
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tremendously nice sound for a diesel! Wonder if the sound is done on the radio like in the M5?
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Man that's fast and yeah the exhaust sounds nice!
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wow it actually sounds really good. I didn't think it would sound that good.
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That is awesome. If only we in NA can get our hands of diesels.
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45 mpg with that performance...
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      02-21-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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it's just like a petrol engine...too bad diesel quality is not good enough in our country so we can't have that (
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35.84 MPG (US gallon) impressive.
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~18 sec 0-200! Very impressive.
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tremendously nice sound for a diesel! Wonder if the sound is done on the radio like in the M5?
Yes, the engine sound is electronically enhanced through the speakers to match the driving situation from what I have read...
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That is awesome. If only we in NA can get our hands of diesels.
Combine this engine with the Touring, the ultimate wagon...but for NA, you get no powerful diesels and the GT instead...too bad for you! :
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BMW really ought to bring over a few key diesel "performance line" products (5er, Xer and maybe a 3er) to the US market. With gasoline set to top $5 a gallon this summer... a sporty diesel BMW would fit the bill for many Americans.
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BMW really ought to bring over a few key diesel "performance line" products (5er, Xer and maybe a 3er) to the US market. With gasoline set to top $5 a gallon this summer... a sporty diesel BMW would fit the bill for many Americans.
Couldn't agree more.
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Sounds really smooth and buttery on the high end revs, is that a real sound or fake?
I prefer this soundtrack to the M5 one unfortunately .. that V8 sounds a bit irritating, although the exhaust note and farts are nice
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Combine this engine with the Touring, the ultimate wagon...
Would be awesome as a Touring. Would go a little way to make up for the lack of an F11 M5.
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It really pisses me off that we wont be getting this, I had a 5 as a loaner and loved it. I would replace my is for this especially since the is was an afterthought, I wanted 335d. Well I do hope the next iteration of the d, if we even get one is enticing unless the new F30/F32 M pulls me away
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Yes, the engine sound is electronically enhanced through the speakers to match the driving situation from what I have read...
Seriously? Your kidding me right?
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      02-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #22
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Looks impressive! What is far from impressive is that we won't see it in North America
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