This is the new BMW M550i xDrive; and yes, it outperforms the current M5

BMW M550i xDrive

in mid-October the German brand of the propellers made official its new sedan segment E, the BMW 5 Series, 2017. Is, neither more nor less, that the seventh generation the German model, and is referred to internally with the designation G30. Willing to fight against the rivals always, the Mercedes E-Class and the Audi A6, will land in the month of February and we already have their prices.

at the moment there is news about his version more prestacional, the long-awaited BMW M5, but the BMW M550i xDrive, which will be officially presented during the Detroit Auto show to the beginning of the year, will be the prelude to the M5. And if you had any doubt, since we can anticipate that this M550i xDrive will be faster than the current BMW M5, at least in the figure for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h. For a time, this will be the top of line in the Series 5.

BMW M550i xDrive

Since it is faster in acceleration than the current BMW M5, we go first with your part technique. The heart that hides under the front hood of the BMW M550i xDrive is a V8 4.4-liter. With forced air intake thanks to the system TwinPower Turbo, this block is able to develop 462 HP at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm from just 1,800 rpm. Also has with the management systems of the camshafts and height of the same, the well-known Vanos and Valvetronic.

unlike the BMW M5 which today is marketed, the power generated by the V8 4.4 distributed among the four wheels thanks to the system of all-wheel-drive xDrive, having gone before by a automatic transmission Steptronic 8-relations with cams on the steering wheel. It is for this that you can make the 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds accurate, needing only 3 tenths less to complete this acceleration than the M5. Its top speed is limited to 250 km/h, while consumption approved it remains in 8,9 l/100 km

BMW M550i xDrive

Not only lives off the engine, and that is why this version has passed in its development by the hands of M Performance, who have endowed it with an overhaul that lowers the ride height 10 mm and of a system brakes more powerful and with pliers in blue color that are housed behind 19-inch alloy wheels as standard or the optional 20. The most intense experiences will come with the driving modes Sport and Sport+, that will increase the dynamism by giving a bozo more sports to the suspension adaptive M, address and answers of the change and of the motor itself.

In the aesthetics it is also appreciated that extra bit of sportiness, leaving to see that we are not before a BMW 5-Series “normal and ordinary”. It features an aerodynamic kit specific, that will stand out because of its small back spoiler, the exterior mirrors, the shade “Cerium Gray,” the outline of the kidneys, the side skirts and new bumpers. You’ll also see a new diffuser with prominent exhaust outlets.

BMW M550i xDrive

interior decoration also will be altered, looking for that driver and occupants to look inside of a sports sedan despite not being the top of range end. Details such as trimmed leather Dakota and and blue stitching to contrast the sports seats M, or the typical finishes in aluminum to the bottom bracket and dashboard will be the icing to this wonderful cake with a high dose of sportiness.

BMW Series 5

From 41.500 euro