Anybody looking for a diesel car that combines fuel economy with great performance might consider the 2013 BMW X6 M50d.
This car is specifically designed to give all the qualities of a traditional gas driven sports car to a diesel powered vehicle and it succeeds absolutely in doing so.
Performance & More
This all-wheel-drive is built with BMW's top of the line, 2,993 cc diesel engine, one that is capable of producing 381 horsepower and 546 lbs-ft torque and that beats every other competitor in the market.
The car can zoom from 0 to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds, while the top speed is electronically capped at 155mph.
Allied to this very impressive power and performance is a very generous fuel consumption rate. The X6 M50d can cover a combined 30 miles-per-gallon.
The car incorporates BMW's xDrive system, which can electronically control the power delivered separately to the front and back wheels. This continual and automatic adjustment lends tremendous stability to the car in all kinds of difficult environments, reducing the risk of slip and counteracting wheel spin.
Gear shifting is handled by the automatic 8-speed Sports transmission that can operate in three different modes, including a manual mode. When using manual mode, the driver can change gears either via the gear shift built into the central console or by using steering wheel paddles.
The new BMW X6 M50d is available with loads of options that include things like comfort access, sunroof and trailer coupler. Buyers can opt for parking assist and a rear view camera. Active cruise control is available as well. This will automatically apply brakes if the car gets too close to the vehicle ahead. Once the distance has increased to a safe level again, the car will automatically speed up.
There is a comprehensive set of communications options also available, including the ability to link to local traffic information data and cell phone services like the advanced emergency call. The latter can even transmit the car's exact location by using sat-nav technology.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe/SUV||Base Price: £62,260|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.5 gallons (85 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 40 hwy|
|Length: 192.1 in. (487.9 cm)||Wheel Base: 115.5 in. (293.3 cm)|
|Height: 66.5 in. (168.9 cm)||Width: 78.1 in. (198.3 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4905 lbs (2225 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 25.6 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: 24 Valve Inline 6 Diesel||Displacement: 2993 cc|
|Horsepower: 381 HP||Max RPM: 4000-4400 RPM|
|Torque: 545 lb-ft @ 2000-3000 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)|