BMW has recently announced that M Diesels will be included in the M Performance Automobiles lineup and the models will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The German based automaker BMW has announced, not too long ago, that a sub-brand which will be “lighter” than the current M brand will be launched in the nearby future in order to compete with the Audi S models. BMW says that its customers are looking into the drive performance of the M brand but the power is just too much for them and they are currently orientating towards Audi’s S models. But that won’t be a problem anymore because BMW is currently developing “lighter” M models.
This latest news which is saying that the company will include diesels in the M lineup might just be that “new” M “lighter” brand. According to the BMW chief Friedrich Nitschke, the new M car sub brand, named BMW M Performance Automobiles are separate from the pure M models like the M3 and M5 and this range will include new models which, for the first time, will be powered by diesel engines.
“This will include wide variety of model series, as well as both petrol and diesel-engined variants”, said the company’s official.
The new M sub brand model is expected to come as the M550d xDrive which will use a six-cylinder diesel engine, developing a total output of 376 horsepower and an impressive peak torque of 740 Nm, while returning an average of 45 mpg. The BMW M Performance Automobiles will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.