New models are coming thick and fast for BMW, which had just released the F15 generation of the X5 M50d performance diesel model (we caught a glimpse of it back in March, if you remember), together with the Individual line and a range of fresh accessories for the new X5.
Naturally, we’ll start with the X5 M50d that drops the previous generation model’s 3.0-liter tri-turbocharged inline-six diesel with 375hp (380PS) and a monstrous peak torque of 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) into the bigger but lighter body of the F15 X5. The diesel unit’s power is transferred to the road through an 8-speed automatic transmission and the brand’s xDrive all-wheel drive.
Even though the engine remains the same, the new X5 M50d reaches the 100km/h (62mph) mark 0.1 seconds faster than its predecessor at 5.3 seconds. Fuel economy is also improved by more than ten percent at 6.7l/100km (equal to 35.1 mpg US or 42.2 mpg UK) on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.
Special touches include a lowered and sported up chassis, customized electronic aids, better brakes, a bespoke aero package, 19-inch M light-alloys and a sports trimmed interior.
While the photos of the new X5 M50d were taken in Canada, BMW’s press release does not mention anything about availability in North America.
Customers of the regular X5 can now approach BMW for its Individual program that encompasses unique colors such as Ruby Black metallic and Pyrite Brown metallic, a different group of wheels, and special treatments, colors and materials for the interior. The BMW Individual range will be available for the new X5 from December 2013.
Finally, the Bavarian carmaker has released a number of new accessories for the latest X5, ranging from all-weather floor mats to transport bags and thermally insulated cup-holders.