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Three year wait for diesel BMW M5 in the UK market

posted on Oct 30 2012 by Sam Jones

Three year wait for diesel BMW M5 in the UK market

British drivers will be unable to get hold of a right-hand drive tri-turbo 3.0-litre diesel BMW M5 until the introduction of the next generation 5-series in around three years time.

Currently the M550d is available with a 376bhp, 546lb ft 3.0-litre tri-turbo diesel engine in left-hand drive markets only. This is because the current right-hand drive 5-series cannot be mated to all-wheel drive running gear needed for the diesel engine.

However, the chances of the first ever diesel M5 being launched have been improved as the next generation 5-series will be available in right-hand drive with four-wheel drive.

The next generation of BMW 6 and 7series will also use the same platform meaning we can expect both to be available with the tri-turbo diesel.

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