BMW M550i xDrive, Inaugural High-Performance Mid-Lux Sedan

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.

BMW M550i xDrive
BMW M550i xDrive

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.

BMW M550i xDrive interior
BMW M550i xDrive interior

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.

BMW M550i xDrive
BMW M550i xDrive

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.

BMW M550i xDrive
BMW M550i xDrive

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.

-12/17/2016, BMW of North American, LLC