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    500+ horsepower rumors for "M" 550dx diesel were wrong - Gets 381 horsepower, 516 lb-ft of torque

    In an earlier article we reported that the 550dx was rumored to get 500+ horsepower. We were skeptical and stated that previous 400 horsepower and 550 pound-foot of torque numbers sounded far more realistic. Well, turns out that is exactly the case as the final numbers are 381 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque for the triple turbo diesel powerplant. Disappointing? Yes, as the hype for this car was out of control. This motor is mated to all wheel drive as previously reported which will help put all that torque down. Expect to see this engine make its way into other BMW models like the X-series shortly.

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    This is so bad-ass its not even funny

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    I wanted more power but it's still sweet.

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    This is huge, as I said already back then. Think about it. This is 3-liter diesel!!

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    tuning potential and a half! lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
    This is huge, as I said already back then. Think about it. This is 3-liter diesel!!
    Weren't they already using a 3 liter diesel?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
    tuning potential and a half! lol
    I hope so.... would be cool to see some big numbers out of these.

    I'm hoping the X3 gets this motor...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Weren't they already using a 3 liter diesel?
    They have had this base engine, twin turbo 3-liter diesel since 2005, 272hp.

    Now 381hp/3-liter makes a whopping 127hp/l.
    Not to talk about torque per liter...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
    They have had this base engine, twin turbo 3-liter diesel since 2005, 272hp.

    Now 381hp/3-liter makes a whopping 127hp/l.
    Not to talk about torque per liter...
    I figured they had this same displacement for a while.

    Nice to see these HP figures out of it. Will be interesting to see what other vehicles it goes into. If the X3 gets it I know I want one...

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    Curious what boost pressure they are running. Must be some sort of compound setup?Open exhaust and Propane injection anyone?

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    this in an x5 is my wet dream single-car tow rig

    it'll be super-available... but it'll be pricey
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    @ sticky , just got my FLASH for my car @ RENNtech, will give you update in next few eweeks as to dyno runs ok

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bluejeansonfire Click here to enlarge
    this in an x5 is my wet dream single-car tow rig

    it'll be super-available... but it'll be pricey
    That is what I am thinking, finally the ultimate tow rig.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Puerto Rican 335d Click here to enlarge
    @ sticky , just got my FLASH for my car @ RENNtech, will give you update in next few eweeks as to dyno runs ok
    Sounds good... just do it in the right thread.

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    381 is pretty good, i was never expecting 500.
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    500 on a diesel is approaching lemans racecar territory. 381 is much better..I'll buy one in an x5. I'm assuming it's going to be a compound turbo setup.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    I'm assuming it's going to be a compound turbo setup.
    If so I'll get one... would be amazing to see. Should also make for a challenging and fun tuner platform.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If so I'll get one... would be amazing to see. Should also mak

    e for a challenging and fun tuner platform.
    Well the 3 series here and 5 series over there already have compound twin turbo setup...how they would fit a 3rd turbo is beyond me. Most diesel trucks use compounds as a way to make serious hp...for 3 turbos to fit its a plumbing nightmare.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    Most diesel trucks use compounds as a way to make serious hp
    This is what I have been reading about right now. They boost 70+ psi? It's insane.

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    500 torque?! Holy crap this thing will haul

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    Diesels arent notorious for coming with huge amounts of power in stock form. The shine is in the tune and the torque. And thats what makes it fun. 381 hp doesnt sound like a lot but i bet it will pull so hard from all that torque.

    It isnt uncommon to see 70 psi boost on typical modded cummings. They boost around 30 stock. so a chip for this BMW engine will bring about lots of boost. I would be more than happy with 450 whp diesel making 700 wtq.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    I would be more than happy with 450 whp diesel making 700 wtq.
    Me too I just want to see it in some lighter cars. I hope it isn't just the X5 and X6 that get this motor. In the X3 this would fly!

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    The biggest issue is the restrictive turbo manifolds, the DPF and the adblue injection. Get rid of them an make it more efficient and this motor will be a monster.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    Well the 3 series here and 5 series over there already have compound twin turbo setup...how they would fit a 3rd turbo is beyond me. Most diesel trucks use compounds as a way to make serious hp...for 3 turbos to fit its a plumbing nightmare.
    Hi Matt! If they don't fit a 3rd physical turbine turbo, an electric one could be used =):

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/11111023...c-turbocharger

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