BMW recently launched its fourth-generation X5 in South Africa, a car that originally created a segment and which has sold in vast numbers ever since.
The third generation X5 saw the introduction of a special, high-performance diesel model known as the M50d.
Back in 2014 we actually drag raced it against the supercharged V8 Range Rover Sport and the result was...surprising. You can watch that video here!
And now there's a brand new M50d, and for some reason BMW decided to fit another turbo charger, making this a rare quad-turbo beast.
In this video, we get stuck in and take a detailed look at the new X5. Our video guy, Ciro De Siena, will take you through all the tech and specs you might care for and he even offers an opinion or two about its performance, acceleration and handling.
And lastly we try and answer the question, is the X5 M50d enough of a performance SUV for your money, or should you wait for the upcoming X5 M?
The BMW X5 M50d is priced from priced from R1 502 582.