• M5 diesel confirmed, to be called 550dM - Horsepower numbers rumored to be over 500 + 650 lb-ft of torque from 3 turbos

      So these diesel M5 rumors persist and the car has pretty much been confirmed. However, the horsepower numbers continue to jump all over the place and we do not know what the final output will end up being. Our previous report stated the car would be in the 400 horsepower range with 553 pound-feet of torque. That sounds at least realistic but now various sites are posting that the horsepower numbers are between 500-550 and torque is up to 650 pound-feet.

      Thedetroitbureau.com reported they confirmed the car with inside BMW sources. In addition, the motor is going to be based on the current 3.0 liter diesel but with one small turbo for low end spool and two large turbos up top hopefully providing the very optimistic 500+ horsepower. The car will be mated to all wheel drive in order to help put all the torque to the ground. “You have to go to all-wheel-drive otherwise you’ll be spinning your tires all day" a BMW source stated.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: M5 diesel confirmed, to be called 550dM - Horsepower numbers rumored to be over 500 + 650 lb-ft of torque from 3 turbos started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Very interesting. BMW is going crazy with all these $#@!ing names. I wonder what the redline will be, if it's anything like the Audi diesel race engines, then I'm sure we will not be disappointed Click here to enlarge.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        hm.....now THIS is what I want!!!
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        The displacement has to be greater than 3 liters.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        The displacement has to be greater than 3 liters.
        Ya, it makes no sense to me.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Very interesting, now if the rumors are true...
      1. jacobs323i's Avatar
        jacobs323i -
        Sticky get rid of this fing spam!Click here to enlarge
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        @Leo maybe BMW will place a race car engine to the likes of AUDI and compete against them, then it would be the second DIESEL to actually RACE, wow it seems very interesting. Im glad I have the last of the 2011 335d and LOVING it!!!Click here to enlarge
      1. Ronin's Avatar
        Ronin -
        I will be an owner...count on it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jacobs323i Click here to enlarge
        Sticky get rid of this fing spam!Click here to enlarge
        I'm on it.