On the mountain roads in rural Oregon, The Quick Lane Automobile spent a while with BMW’s quickest 5 Sequence ever constructed – the M550i xDrive. Again in April, the BMWBLOG group went to Germany to test the very same car and got here again impressed.
The BMW M Efficiency modifications over a typical 5 Sequence are complete and embrace a 10mm lowered extra aggressive stance, distinctive entrance and rear clips, large wheels and M badging. Almost each facet of the M550i has been modified by BMW M together with the V8 turbo charged motor, transmission, suspension, wheels in addition to look each inside and outdoors.
The BMW M550i xDrive Sedan is powered by a specifically modified M Efficiency Eight-cylinder engine, a primary for BMW M Efficiency. This potent TwinPower Turbo four.four liter V8 is ready to obtain such a excessive output by combining turbocharging, direct gasoline injection and variable valve timing. The V8 has two twin-scroll turbochargers and serving to the engine breathe higher is the Valvetronic totally variable valve elevate and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing management. The BMW M550i xDrive develops 456 hp, 480 lb-ft of torque accessible at an extremely low 1,800 pm.
Zero-60 is available in a scant three.9 seconds.
This M-tuned all-wheel drive system is the key sauce within the M550i. BMW M vehicles have gotten so highly effective, they’ve turned to tire-shredding drift kings, which means they will have laborious time placing all that energy down. The M550i’s energy and torque is shipped via an eight-speed automated Sport Steptronic gearbox to all 4 wheels, by way of xDrive.
Briefly, the TFL evaluation thinks it could be probably the most under-the-radar pace machine BMW’s put out but. And those that drive it would know that subdued, luxurious seems to be might be deceiving.
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