Debut: BMW X5 M50d and Individual

The new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of the new BMW X5, moreover, can be explicitly highlighted: model-specific options offered by BMW Individual provide exclusive elegant touches, while new products in the Original BMW Accessories range – likewise specifically designed for the Sports Activity Vehicle – serve to underline its versatility and practicality.

BMW X5 M50d: enthralling dynamics thanks to trademark M precision.

A compelling combination of sportiness, exclusivity and everyday utility distinguishes the new BMW X5 M50d. Its six-cylinder in-line diesel engine boasts detailed refinements and comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. From a 3.0-litre displacement it develops output of 280 kW /381 hp and a peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft). BMW BluePerformance technology as standard means the M Performance Automobile is also EU6-compliant. The diesel unit’s power is transferred to the road by an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. The new BMW X5 M50d comes as standard with Adaptive M suspension including Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, as well as Electric Power Steering. The optional Dynamic adaptive suspension package comprises Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation, while the exterior features standard 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design fitted with mixed tyres. Noticeably enhanced agility and a quicker time of 5.3 seconds for the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint go hand in hand with fuel economy improved by more than ten per cent compared with the predecessor model. Average fuel consumption for the new BMW X5 M50d is 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres (42.2 mpg) in the EU test cycle, with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

Special touches add exclusivity and style: the BMW Individual range for the new BMW X5.

The BMW Individual range specifically created for the new BMW X5 turns an even brighter spotlight on its elegant design, luxurious ambience and exclusive character. Factory-fitted exterior and interior equipment options play their part in imbuing the Sports Activity Vehicle with a highly distinctive charisma. The manufacturing processes behind the BMW Individual products developed for the new BMW X5 are underpinned by precision craftsmanship and longstanding experience in working with choice materials. The design and finish of these products reflect a striving for perfection and style that embraces every detail.

BMW Individual paintwork guarantees an impression of exclusivity at first glance. The application of up to seven layers of paint and the addition of special colour pigments make for intriguing iridescent effects, exceptional brilliance and unmatched depth. The BMW Individual finishes available for the new BMW X5 comprise the luxurious shades Ruby Black metallic and Pyrite Brown metallic. The intense lustre of these paintwork options derives from reflections triggered by red or gold pigments beneath the surface. Likewise adding an elegantly sporty touch to the exterior are the 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design, fitted with mixed tires.

The judicious selection of materials and careful processing help create the unique quality of the fine-grain full Merino leather trim from BMW Individual. To this end, carefully selected, entirely unblemished leather undergoes an elaborate tanning process before being precision-tailored. Its natural, open-pore structure as much as the soft, fine-grain surface and characteristic stitching render this leather truly distinctive.

The BMW Individual fine-grain full Merino leather option with extended features is available for the new BMW X5 in the shades Amaro Brown and Criollo Brown. The contrast-colour seams and piping in finest leather are exquisite details that reflect the high levels of craftsmanship. Stylish design and consummate workmanship also sum up the quality of the BMW Individual interior trim strips, with a choice of Piano Finish Black and Sen Light Brown available for the new BMW X5. Their surfaces display both the high quality of the material and a perfectly executed finish. The BMW Individual range will be available from December 2013.

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  • 03BeastCharmer

    Sad this isn’t coming stateside. Hi performance diesel would be a great choice.

    • Ninong

      It’s actually built in Spartanburg, South Carolina but BMWNA has no current plans to sell it in the U.S.

  • Ninong

    How did they come up with 42.2 mpg from 6.7 litres per 100 km? I think it’s more like 35 mpg. Someone need to recheck their figures.

    • Ninong

      I wanted to add that even 35.1 mpg (6.7 liters per 100km) would be great if it is rated at that on the EPA estimates because the EPA estimates for the 2014 X5 35d are 19 city/26 hwy, according to BMWNA’s website. In any case, 42.2 mpg is obviously in error, even if it does get 6.7 liters per 100km on the European tests because that’s 35.1 mpg, not 42.2.

      • Ninong

        I believe what has happened is that the 42.2 mpg is not US mpg. It’s probably IMP mpg — 6.7 liters per 100km = 42.2 IMP mpg = 35.1 US mpg, which apparently is what it gets on the European standard. I wonder what its official EPA estimates would look like if BMWNA ever decides to bring it into the US? According to BMWNA’s website, the EPA estimates for the 2014 X5 35d are 19 city/26 hwy.