Daehler is the first tuning company to announce an ECU performance package for the BMW Diesel flagship, the high-tech tri-turbo BMW F10 M550d.
The power increase from 381 hp and 740 Nm to 420 hp and a ridiculos 820NM of torque, makes the Daehler M550d the most powerful and fastest BMW Diesel car ever made.
The new and optimized ECU improves the performance of the BMW Daehler M550d xDrive, enables the sprint from 0 to 100 in just 4.5 seconds, faster than the previous E60 M5 V10.
Unfortunately, the top speed remains limited to the standard 255 km/h.
Since the BMW tri-turbo Diesel technology is already using relatively high boost pressure, Daehler has avoided a significant increase in maximum boost pressure. Instead the ECU optimized mapping provides new start injection time and injection duration. Longer injection times provide more fuel in the combustion chambers, without worrying as with some other chip-tuning for greater wear of injectors. Besides the amazing performance improvement, the Daehler tuning package includes also a quad exhaust system with large pipes, a height-adjustable coilover suspension performance, a high-performance brake system with 6 or even 8 pistons, and 20 inch alloys.
I am looking forward to see the Diesel beast in action, in some real comparisons with fast sport cars. The mighty 820 Nm of torque and xDrive transmission should help the M550d to be extremely quick from both standstill and rolling starts.
This post is about a superb video filmed in Poland by one of the lucky M550d owners. The video features excellent professional effects, showing the BMW M550d from every angle. The 2012 BMW F10 M550d is the first Diesel BMW prepared by the Motorsport division, powered by a unique tri-turbo 3.0 Diesel engine.
Audi has targeted their new Diesel bi-turbo engine (called BiTdi), which is available for now only on the A6 models, against the 5 series F10 535d, which produces the same power output of 313 HP. As the following videos will show, the 2012 BiTdi is almost as fast as the top of the Diesel range offered by BMW, the M550d.
Both have under the bonnet a 3.0 liters Diesel engine, but the BMW M550d has an output of 381 hp and 780 NM, and the A6 only 313 hp and 650NM. Also both put the power down through All-wheel-drive transmissions: XDrive and Quattro, thus making them very fast off the line.
White and silver BMW F11 M550d models have been spotted in public in the Belgium-Netherlands region. F11 is the touring version for the F10 latest 5 series model, while the M550d badge means the car is powered by the most powerful and most high-tech Diesel engine in the world. The engine is booster by three turbochargers to a total output of 381 horsepower and 740 NM of torque.
All M550d cars are fitted with the M aerodynamic and dynamic packages. The wheels are 20 inches and look great in combination with the M exterior package.
Niki Schelle from GRIP German magazine, has tested the 2012 BMW M550d, which is considered to be the first M5 Diesel. Based on the latest 5 series F10 model, the M550d is tweaked by the M division, to get the most out of the current Diesel technology. The M 550d is like a blasphemy for M true fans, because of the m550d recipe, which is in contradiction with the entire heritage that made the M cars so popular: xDrive all wheel drive transmission, diesel engine, automatic gearbox, turbocharged.
All the performance aspects of the car are reviewed by NIKI, with a series of tests : engine, acceleration, traction, comfort level etc. How does the M550d perform? Watch the following video.