TopGear.com’s most-read reviews of 2012
We’ve been privy to some rather tasty machinery this year, and here are your favourites…
Posted: 21 Dec 2012
8. BMW M550d
"The M550d is the most powerful diesel BMW has ever produced: the triple-turbo (three: it's the new two!) straight-six dishing up 376bhp and a barnstorming 546lb ft of torque, shoving the M550d to 62mph in 4.7 seconds: barely slower than the M5. But even those awesome figures don't tell the full story: the chorus of turbos serves up full twist from just 2000rpm, meaning that monstrous clout of torque is on hand in even the most benign of situations..."