In auto Markets around the world, people are increasingly shifting to diesel cars due to spiralling fuel prices and increased efficiency. It was only a matter of time before one of the manufacturers considered making a diesel version of a performance car.

It looks like that has happened with BMW announcing a diesel version of their famed M5. It is also being suggested that this car, for the first time, will feature three turbos.

Gone are the days when petrol was looked at as the fuel for performace and diesel as noisy, clumsy and slow. The tremendous advancements in diesel engine technology seems to have given the manufacturers the required confidence to develop a diesel performance car.