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BMW's latest performance diesel has a quad-turbo engine

Bugatti, eat your heart out. (Not really.)

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Do you like diesel wagons?

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Well, if you live in the US, you're going to have to admire from afar.

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The BMW M550d xDrive is the automaker's latest performance diesel.

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Its 3.0-liter I6 diesel engine puts out about 400 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque.

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Whereas the last BMW I6 diesel had three turbochargers, this one has four.

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One high-pressure unit starts spinning, then it's aided by two low-pressure turbochargers, with yet another high-pressure turbo kicking in after that.

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Of course, it's still a BMW, so it's loaded with all sorts of fancy trimmings.

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Those are some real pretty seats.

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It wouldn't be a BMW M product without a whole crapload of badges, too.

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You can't see much through an engine cover, sadly.

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