Just yesterday, BMW released photos and preliminary details on its new generation X5 Series. Among other bits of information, BMW told us about the availability of the optional M Sport package and the M50d performance diesel variant, but it did not share any pictures of these particular X5s.
If you’re curious to see what the X5 M Sport and the X5 M50d look like, here’s your chance as we got our hands on the first photos of these two models or rather the trim line and the diesel sports version, as well as on a fresh set of images of the regular X5s and the official brochure.
The M Sport trim line gives the X5 a sportier look and feel via an aerodynamic M kit with bespoke bumpers and side skirts, Shadowline trim, high-gloss roof rails and 19-inch M-Double Spoke light alloy wheels (or optionally 20-inch).
Similarly, the interior is upgraded with numerous M parts such as the sports steering, body hugging front sport seats with unique upholstery, and M footrest and doorsills. Prospective buyers will also be able to opt for the Adaptive M suspension with Dynamic Damper Control and sportier tuned rear air suspension.
The same sports suspension comes as standard on the X5 M50d (not offered in North America) that is fitted with a tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six diesel delivering 376hp (381PS / 280kW) between 4,000 and 4,400rpm and 740Nm (546 lb-ft) of peak torque from 2,000 to 3,000rpm.
An 8-speed automatic handles the transfer of power to all four wheels. BMW quotes a zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.3 seconds and a maximum top speed of 250km/h (155mph). The X5 M50d is said to return a combined fuel consumption of 6.7lt/100km (35.1mpg US or 42.2 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 177g/km.