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BMW just released its marvelous M550i xDrive, its first 5-series with M Performance design. The M550i is the most dynamic 5-Series to date, with a turbocharged 8 cylinder engine, xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and a bespoke chassis set-up.
The beautiful mid-sized sedan is poised to overtake its segment. It has a stout frame with two big air breathers in the front and muscle lines running up the hood and creasing the sides. A sleek aerodynamic design and aggressive drivetrain give the M550i superior sedan status.
Adding M sportiness to the everyday 5-series allows the whip to stunt on the highway, while maintaining an air of sophistication. Now it’s irresistible.
M Performance Design
The new BMW M550i has a sporty design that’s sexy as hell. The M aerodynamic kit, including an M rear spoiler accentuates the sporty lines and optimizes the airflow guiding the air around and over the car.
The exterior mirror caps, the kidney grille frame, the special M Performance design accents on the front air intake and the two Air Breathers on the front fenders have a Cerium Grey metallic finish. A high-gloss Shadow Line trim around the windows gives the sport sedan a dynamic appearance. An M sports exhaust system features Black chrome tailpipes.
Illuminated door sills have the “M550i xDrive” inscription. Standard Multi-contour seats are upholstered in Black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching. Nappa Leather is optional.
Aluminum decks out the M sports steering wheel, M design floor mats and pedals. And a 10-inch display iDrive display decks out the center stack of the lux sport sedan.
Impressive TwinPower Drivetrain
The inaugural BMW M550i features a modded out M Performance TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder engine with Valvetronic – fully variable valve lift, a high precision fuel injection system and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The 4.4 cylinder V8 boasts an impressive 456 horsepower (5,500 rpm) and 480 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm, with 155 mph on the dash. The whip sprints to 60 mph in just under four seconds.
The V8 is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. BMW intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system in the BMW M550i xDrive can intelligent distribute power to all four wheels and has a rear-wheel bias. BMW xDrive delivers increased driving performance and extremely precise handling.
The Adaptive M Sport suspension lowers ride height by 10 mm and is paired to either the standard 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in Cerium Grey metallic matte or the optional 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with same two finish options.
Power steering with M-specific responses in SPORT and SPORT+ modes delivers crisp handling, allowing the whip to twist, bob and weave, and corner with precision. M Sport brakes have blue metallic brake calipers and M badging.
The BMW M550i xDrive also offers a wide choice of assistance systems including available Active Driving Assistant Plus, including Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go, Evasion Aid and Active Lane Keeping Assistant.
The 2017 BMW M550i xDrive is on sale now.