X5 M50d


In addition to the exclusive M Performance features, the BMW X5 M50d also lines up with selected components of the M Sport package.

Specific air inlets in the broad front apron give the Sports Activity Vehicle a more imposing appearance. The innovative signature of BMW M Performance is readily apparent in the perfect interplay between all components of this M Performance Vehicle, with its optical and technical design uncompromisingly geared towards dynamics.

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The M Performance model BMW X5 M50d is the sportiest BMW X5 variant in every respect. Every detail and every line is synonymous with pure driving pleasure and exceptional driving dynamics.

The BMW X5 M50d can be certain of a unique appearance. Mirror caps in Ferric Grey and the M logo in Dark Chrome together with exclusive features from the aerodynamics package also in Ferric Grey all make the vehicle unmistakeable. The trapezoid exhaust pipe finishers are designed in Black Chrome. Its model designation in Dark Chrome emphasises the close relationship with M GmbH, which also distinguishes the interior. Drivers and passengers are welcomed by the door sill finishers with model lettering and each gear shift draws attention to the M logo adorning the gear selection lever of the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.


The engine combines common rail direct injection and unique three-stage turbocharging with variable turbine geometry. An extremely spontaneous response, high torque even at low revs and a wide rotational speed range characterise this unique power unit.

These engine characteristics make for spontaneous dynamics – with a stirring 740 Nm of torque, a peak output of 280 kW and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. This impressive performance combines with average fuel consumption* of 6.6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 173 g/km to produce an outstanding dynamics-to-efficiency ratio, thus once again underlining the innovative power of BMW.

*The published fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures are established according to legislated technical specifications (UNECE Regulation 101/UN Regulation 83 and SANS 20101 standards), which sets out the procedures that are used to measure the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The claimed figures are established using specific tests under standardised, carefully controlled conditions and may differ from consumption achieved under real world conditions with the influences of altitude, road surface, geographic conditions, vehicle options, temperature, humidity, tyres size and driving behaviour amongst others.

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The driving dynamics concept of the BMW X5 M50d is designed with performance in mind. Increased driving pleasure combined with unique comfort and inspiring versatility is the objective. The high level of agility and precision in the handling and the balanced tuning of all components can be felt whenever the vehicle comes out of a bend. With their extensive modifications, the engineers of BMW M GmbH have optimised the suspension and steering characteristics of this exclusive Sports Activity Vehicle down to the finest detail.

The Adaptive M suspension ensures that the typical agility of the BMW X5 achieves an even more sports-oriented quality in the BMW X5 M50d. Features in the equipment package include Dynamic Damping Control and air suspension for the rear axle, with a setup tuned for a particularly sporty driving response. One of the benefits for you is precise control of the handling characteristics.

Equipped with the Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic, the BMW X5 M50d achieves a maximum level of agility, precision and lateral dynamics. Model-specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee even more neutral steering and reduce body side tilt on bends.

The BMW X5 M50d has the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive with Performance Control as standard, thus achieving a unique level of dynamics, agility and traction. Whatever the road surface, the Sports Activity Vehicle follows every change in direction precisely with noticeably fewer steering corrections. To achieve the driving dynamics typical of M Performance vehicles, the system has also been designed with the emphasis on the rear wheels.


Transferring the power in the BMW X5 M50d is an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission supplied as a standard feature.

The specific M Performance tuning of the shift programmes is specially adapted to the particular performance potential of the engine. Shift paddles on the steering wheel allow gear changing in sporty style. The transmission also features a Launch Control, ensuring optimum acceleration under all conditions. The compact build, low weight and the perfect interplay with the Auto Start Stop Function are also instrumental in significantly lowering fuel consumption and reducing exhaust emissions.