Miles Downard is a Chartered Accountant who obtained his Bachelor of Accounting degree through Rhodes University. His passion for all things finance is only surpassed by a deep seated love of all things motoring. An avid motoring journalist since 2006 and currently involved in multiple motoring related projects, including dabbling in amateur motorsport, Miles can most often be found in his element behind the wheel of a rear wheel drive V8 monster, pedal to the metal, eating up the asphalt.
BMW’s new X5 M50d boasts one of the most powerful 6 cylinder diesel engines I’ve ever seen in a production model, some ‘interesting’ interior trinkets and a R1.5m price tag. Miles Downard investigates.