Confirming a report first posted by TheDetroitBureau.com last summer, BMW will introduce an all-new line-up of high-performance diesel cars, including the new triple-turbo M550d that will all but match the off-the-line performance of the Bavarian maker’s celebrated, gas-powered M5.
The new diesel performance cars will debut later this year for sale through the company’s new M Performance brand.
The M-badged diesels will be officially introduced at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and underscore the significant transformation of diesel power in recent years.
As BMW highlights in a recent series of commercials, diesel technology is no longer something buyers must suffer through as a trade-off for good mileage. But the fact that the new models could be some of the highest performers in the BMW line-up may nonetheless take potential customers by surprise.