After details emerging in January of the M Performance Vehicles are finally here…well the one of them anyway. The X6 M50d has arrived in Australia and fills the gap between the range topper X6 50i and M vehicle the X6M.
The arrival of the X6 M50d is in conjunction with an update across the range and BMW will be asking $157,000 for the new model compared to $150,400 for the X6 50i and $190,900 for the X6M.
Out of the M Performance Vehicles announced Australia will be getting three out of the four (The X6 M50d, X5 M50d and the M135i), we won’t be getting the left hand drive only M550d.
The X6 M50d packs hugely impressive six-cylinder diesel engine which according to BMW is the worlds’ most powerful. The engine produces 280kW of power; 740Nm of torque thanks to three turbocharges which are strapped on. The transmission is BMW’s eight speed automatic and achieves a commendable 7.7litres per 100km. Performance wise 0-100km/h is 5.3 seconds which fits just in between the X6 50i and X6M.
When you look on the interior there is the M branding on the door sills, and seats with a combination of Alcantara and Nappa leather as with internet connectivity and five seats as standard.
Later on in the year the X5 M50d will also be appearing with a launch price of $147,000.