Now that BMW’s facelifted the 5 Series, opinions of its automobiles are making their rounds once more. The strongest of normal 5ers is the BMW M550i xDrive, the quickest non-M5 in the vary. It’s nonetheless extraordinarily quick, it’s simply tuned extra for consolation than dealing with. Because of that, although, is it truly higher than the BMW M5? Joe Achilles came upon in his newest video.
Under the hood, the BMW M550i packs the newest model of BMW’s N63 engine. So it’s a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8, very similar to the M5’s S63, however it makes 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s not as a lot as the M5’s 600 horsepower however it’s the similar quantity of claimed torque. So the M550i is extraordinarily quick. Achilles mentions that BMW UK claims 0-62 mph in 4 seconds however BMW USA claims 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. So it appears as if BMW UK is much more conservative with its figures, as the M550i is definitely sooner than each instances in the actual world.
What makes the BMW M550i such a compelling package deal, one which’s arguably extra compelling than the BMW M5, is that it’s comfy and quiet. The M5 is unbelievable however it’s stiffer and louder on the inside. The M5 is the extra enjoyable automobile to drive however the M550i is unquestionably the higher day by day, whereas being nearly as quick and much quick sufficient for any sane human. Plus, it’s extra of a sleeper, with delicate attractiveness.
We’re going to be testing our personal M550i in a couple of weeks so we’ll have the ability to report again with our personal check drive however, not less than in line with Achilles, the BMW M550i looks like a unbelievable total proposition. Especially now that it’s been facelifted and appears even higher than earlier than.