Why does 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan need high performance diesel engine? Before you answer that, check out these cars: Renault Megane, Volkswagen Golf GTD, and Audi Q7 SUV – what do them have in common? That’s right… Diesel engine! The way BMW sees it is that the market for diesel engine still wide open and the German automaker decided to take that chance by planning to give the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan a powerful diesel engine. Imagine this, BMW M5 models without diesel engine variants, it doesn’t sound right, don’t you think?
As part of the 5-Series M Diesel, the 2012 BMW 550dXM will be powered by triple turbo V8 diesel engine. Triple turbo? Does BMW take the fair competition too seriously? We don’t think so, but we believe the German manufacturer giving it out all what they have got to make sure the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan stand-out from all the rest. The same engine will be fitted to other BMW cars, namely the X series of the SUVs. Notice the name of 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan? BWM wants the diesel sedan to an all-wheel drive, perhaps it can come as an optional variant.
Other reason why BMW has to put up so many efforts on the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan is because the diesel engines are still needed as larger replacement to deliver the same level of output as their petrol engine. At first, we thought that the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan might be having the 5.0L diesel engine, but BWM chooses the 3.0L triple turbo which offers 650 lb-ft of torque which is more than what the M5 makes.
The engine on the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan probably will be based on the engine block that we pretty much know about it, but for the triple turbo configuration might be mounted on the BMW X3 M. the BMW X3 M uses the third turbocharger which is powered by electricity to reduce lag even further. It’s kind of difficult to predict the output level of the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan, but judging by the volume of the engine; the power might reach around 500 horsepower. Rumor has it that the official unveil for the 2012 BMW 550dXM sedan will take place in spring 2012.