The new BMW M550i xDrive. New BMW M Performance Automobile sets a gait in the segment.

Posted on 18. Dec, 2016 by in BMW Canada

To coincide with a premiere of a new BMW 5 Series range,
BMW M GmbH is bringing out a sporty BMW M Performance chronicle of the
world’s many successful business sedan. For a time being during least,
a new BMW M550i xDrive will assume a standing of range-topper in
a new BMW 5 Series line-up. Boasting a strong M Performance
TwinPower Turbo engine, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel expostulate with
rear-wheel disposition and a bespoke M Performance framework set-up, a new
BMW M550i xDrive can be classed as both a four-door sports automobile and
a many energetic business sedan around.

With a abounding torque pot and high-revving
characteristics, a V8 energy section serves adult a alone mix of
autarchic performance, splendidly accurate pushing dynamics and
uncompromised bland usability. This all helps a new
BMW M550i xDrive to set a gait in a shred and spin any and
each expostulate into an refreshing experience.


State-of-the-art high-performance engine melds energy with

The new BMW M550i xDrive is a initial BMW 5 Series
M Performance model to be powered by a petrol engine, namely a
privately mutated
M Performance TwinPower Turbo
eight-cylinder section with a banishment of 4.4 litres. The V8 is
versed with dual twin-scroll turbochargers and facilities the
High Precision Injection approach injection system, Valvetronic fully
non-static valve timing and Double-VANOS non-static camshaft control. This
all adds adult to an outlay of 340 kW/462 hp* during 5,500 rpm* (fuel
expenditure combined: 8.9 l/100 km [31.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 204 g/km)**
and rise torque of 650 Nm (479 lb‑ft)*
that can be summoned from only 1,800 rpm*.

The state-of-the-art, high-performance engine comes with all the
energetic certification approaching of a BMW M Performance Automobile,
moving a BMW M550i xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0
seconds, afterwards on to an electronically singular tip speed of 250 km/h
(155 mph). At a same time, a new V8 engine also demonstrates the
well-developed potency of a
M Performance TwinPower Turbo
technology. The new BMW M550i xDrive already complies with the
harsh EU6c emissions standard.

Steptronic Sport delivery and BMW xDrive intelligent
all-wheel drive.

Drive send in a many absolute BMW 5 Series Sedan is, at
present, rubbed by a standard-fit Steptronic Sport eight-speed
transmission, that plays a poignant purpose in a glorious dynamics
of a BMW M550i xDrive. The M Performance pattern of the
change modes has been tailored to a characteristics of a V8
engine, with clearly sporty rigging changes and some-more instantaneous
downshifts opposite a whole rev range, and serves to heighten the
stirring pushing experience. For an even crook sporting edge, the
eight-speed Steptronic Sport delivery can also be operated using
a change paddles on a steering wheel. The delivery itself
helps to cut fuel expenditure and emissions interjection to a compact
design, low weight and optimised efficiency.

The BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive complement in a BMW M550i xDrive
splits expostulate energy between all 4 wheels as a conditions demands
– cleverly and with a rear-wheel bias. BMW xDrive is thereby
pivotal to delivering dual unique elements of a trademark
M Performance pushing knowledge underneath all conditions: superlative
pushing opening and intensely accurate handling. And when the
adaptive M Sport cessation (lowered by 10 millimetres) is combined to
a equation, along with possibly a customary 19-inch M light-alloy
wheels in Cerium Grey lead matt or a optional***
20-inch light-alloy wheels (in an disdainful design, also embellished in
a Cerium Grey lead matt finish), a outcome is tremendous
doing fortitude and best traction, come what may.

In addition, a energy steering with M-specific responses in the
SPORT and SPORT+ settings serves to prominence a frail doing and
accurate pushing properties of a sportiest deputy nonetheless of the
new-generation BMW 5 Series. Steering commands are executed with
pinpoint correctness and a motorist receives a arrange of feedback that
guarantees measureless pushing pleasure when powering along twisty
sections of road. The performance-enhancing selection of the
BMW M550i xDrive is finished to soundness by the

M Sport brakes with stop callipers in Blue lead and
M badging, that mix superb interlude energy with glorious feel.


Sporty looks with disdainful M Performance apparatus features.

The extraneous of a new BMW M550i xDrive resolutely expresses the
sedan’s energetic opening capabilities, while also underlining its
standing as a flagship indication in a new BMW 5 Series range. The M
aerodynamic package, including an M rear spoiler with Gurney strap on
a feet lid, accentuates a sporty, energetic lines of a new
BMW 5 Series, during a same time as optimising a airflow around and
over a car. The extraneous counterpart caps, a kidney grille surround,
a special M Performance bars on a front atmosphere intake and a two
Air Breathers during a sides all competition a disdainful Cerium Grey
lead finish, while a high-gloss Shadow Line trim around the
windows gives combined impact to a energetic business sedan’s
certainly sporty appearance. An M sports empty complement – with
disdainful tailpipe embellishers in Black chrome on a left and
right – is obliged for producing a observable and rousing
BMW M soundtrack.

Illuminated doorway sills temperament a marker “M550i xDrive”
wave passengers into a interior, where M sports seats
upholstered in Black Dakota leather with blue contrariety stitching,
a latest chronicle of a M sports steering wheel, M design floor
mats and special interior trim strips and pedals done from aluminium
mix to emanate a aura of sporting exclusivity that is a
hallmark of all BMW M Performance Automobiles.

Driver assistance systems take a tough work out of slight tasks.

Just like a other models in a latest-generation BMW 5 Series
line-up, a BMW M550i xDrive also offers an even wider choice of
assistance systems to assistance a driver, if desired. These embody an
semblance aid, channel trade warning complement and active Lane Change
Warning, that uses steering inputs to avert an imminent collision.
The optionally accessible Active Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane
Keeping Assistant now underline extended functionality. And
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, that allows speed boundary to be
automatically alien into a tour control system, likewise
represents another step along a highway to programmed pushing for a BMW M550i xDrive.

Forging an even closer couple between man, appurtenance and the
outward world.

The latest era of a BMW 5 Series enables close-knit
connectivity between a driver, automobile and outward universe interjection to
BMW Connected. This new complement links adult inclination such as smartphones,
smartwatches, computers and tablets, as good as a vehicle’s
navigation system, around a BMW servers. This, then, is highly
intelligent technology. Indeed, it is able of identifying
transformation patterns as good as personal preferences, branch it into a
de facto personal mobility manager that helps users to overcome with
palliate a increasingly formidable hurdles of day-to-day mobility.
Before a tour has even started, BMW Connected automatically
factors in Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) for route-planning
purposes, and recommends vacating progressing if a road has to be
done due to trade hold-ups. And nonetheless BMW Connected uses the
vehicle’s plcae as a basement for calculating a lane in the
common way, it takes a BMW driver’s locale into comment too.
The new complement also merges a functions and services of the
informed BMW Remote app and BMW Connected app. Plus, users are able
to entrance products such as ParkNow for digitised reservation and
remuneration of parking spaces, not to discuss a intelligent On-Street
Parking Information feature, that identifies a areas of a town
where drivers are many expected to find a giveaway parking spot. And if
a discretionary Remote Parking complement is specified, the
BMW 5 Series Sedan can be manoeuvred into even a tightest spaces
from outward a automobile with a assistance of a automobile key. Last though not
least, once a automobile has been parked, BMW Connected helps to guide
users to their final end on foot.

Sportiness and bland usability in ideal harmony.

The BMW M Performance Automobiles are disdainful products from
BMW M GmbH and container in between a top-of-the-range standard
BMW models and a core M models built for limit performance. “We
rise a BMW M Performance Automobiles for business who are
seeking really sporty pushing characteristics nonetheless do not wish to
scapegoat any of their BMW’s bland practicality,” explains Frank
outpost Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “The knowledge and imagination garnered
by BMW M in a universe of engine competition and a growth of
high-performance sports cars are also channelled into the
growth of a BMW M Performance Automobiles. The sales success
clearly demonstrates that we are on a
right track. When you
take a demeanour during a BMW AG indication portfolio, we will notice that not
each indication array includes a BMW M Performance Automobile. We will
enhance a product operation wisely and tighten any gaps in a choice strategically.”

The indication portfolio now comprises a 3-door BMW M140i,
3-door BMW M140i xDrive, 5-door BMW M140i, 5-door BMW M140i xDrive,
BMW M240i Coupe, BMW M240i xDrive Coupe, BMW M240i Convertible,
BMW M240i xDrive Convertible, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X4 M40i,
BMW X5 M50d, BMW X6 M50d and BMW M760Li xDrive.

The new BMW M550i xDrive is scheduled to join a existent model
choice in Mar 2017.

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