I want a M550d sedan please.
Yup, me too….
Tim, how is it a Twinpower Turbo engine if it has 3 turbos? Maybe BMW will call it a tripower turbo?
The TwinPower Turbo phrase was originally introduced to describe the number of intakes the turbo has – that being two. It doesn’t refer to the number of individual turbochargers.
280kw is impressive for a 3.0l 6cyl Petrol let alone a diesel. That’s more power (less torque though) than the 5.0l V10 R50 Touareg puts out.
I’ve read a lot on the net about BMW diesels being pretty unreliable, even with low mileage, kinda makes me wonder how reliable a tri-turbo engine would be?
But while the warranty lasts, one of these would be a phenomenal car to drive!
When I lived in the UK we had an e39 525tds… reliability wasn’t a problem. Not sure whether the newer ones are worse, but that car was fantastic.
I read a lot on the net that the worlds gonna end in 2012.
Good god. I waaaaaant. Such a diesel fan.
Hurry up and bring these to AUS i want the X5M50d
I am tired of the ridiculous pricing of foreign cars. We need to remove the parallel import scam, once and for all.
What a crock. WTF do you need 3 turbos for!? A well designed single / twin turbo diesel will still have tons of torque.. Just seems like a case of “I have a bigger d*ck than you”.You can just imagine the service cost that BMW will charge for thee too….
Makes no sense at all. Incredible efficiency and very low fuel consumption in a vehicle only the rich can afford.
Like they give a $#|- about the cost of fuel!
Would be nice if BWM cared enough for the environment that they made this tech available at a reasonable price, even if it was in another company’s (ie. Toyota) cars.