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2018 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive
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Price: $68,900 Buy Now
Contact: Meir
Phone#: 205-403-8601
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Vehicle Information:
Year: 2018
Make: BMW
Model: 5 Series
Trim: M550i xDrive
VIN: WBAJB9C55JB034934
Sale Price: $68,900
Suggested Retail Price: $79,900
Mileage: 14,773
Body Style: Sedan
Doors: 4 Dr
Engine: V 8 4.4 Li
Transmission: Automatic 8 Speed
Interior Color: Canberra Beige/black
Exterior Color: Rhodonite Silver Metallic
Stereo: High End Stereo System

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Seeing an M badge on the rump of a BMW used to be unambiguous proof that you were looking at a pinnacle car, one of those lucky products to have been given the comprehensive reworking by the company’s motorsport divisionThen things started to get both confused and confusing. First, there were some not particularly good M cars to break up the run of hits, as BMW’s marketing department insisted efforts be directed at less obvious parts of the market—the first-generation X5 M and X6 M stood as obvious violations of what had previously been core M values of deftness and precision. But then BMW decided to create a subsidiary line, a sub sub-brand if you will, in the form of cheaper M Performance models, a sort of halfway house designed to understudy the single-integer M carsThe latest of these is the M550i xDrive, a very fast 5-series sedan aimed at those who want an M badge without having to wait for, or pay for, the new M5. Like its punchier sibling, the M550i uses a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine, an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and all-wheel drive. Peak output is 456 horsepower, some way short of the 600-hp M5 but still more than respectable, especially when considered against the 396 ponies in the V-6–powered Mercedes-AMG E43. And although we’re told that the M550i’s all-wheel-drive system is rear-biased, it lacks the M5’s Active M Differential and ability to act as a pure rear-driver. Still, for $74,395 it offers a useful discount to the M5, which we’re expecting will cost close to six figures.The engine is definitely the M550i’s star attraction. While the less powerful V-8 can’t match the searing pace of the M5’s brawnier unit, it has an entirely satisfying amount of brawn pretty much all of the time. Peak torque is available from just 1800 rpm, and the engine pulls cleanly all the way to 7000 rpm with only the briefest lag at low revs, accompanied by a soundtrack that builds from a purposeful growl to a full-throated V-8 snarl. Acceleration numbers are equally impressive. We recorded a zero-to-60-mph time of just 3.8 seconds, 0.7 second quicker than the already brisk BMW 540i xDrive. Along with a 9.2-second zero-to-100-mph time and a 12.3-second quarter-mile at 115 mph, that makes the M550i nearly as quick as the previous-generation M5The standard eight-speed automatic operates extremely well. The ZF-sourced transmission has become the go-to gearbox for the world’s premium automakers, and the M550i is one of its best implementations yet. It shifts both quickly and intelligently, helping to zing the engine to life for short-notice passing moves but also holding onto ratios when the engine’s flat torque curve suffices to get the job done. Manual changes are dispatched quickly, although—as in lesser 5-series models—the shift paddles behind the steering wheel are plasticky and their action feels too light.The M550i certainly is fast enough to have earned its M badge, but it struggles to deliver the remainder of a sports-sedan experience, with little of the dynamic connection that buyers might legitimately expect to find in even a basic 5-series. The electrically assisted steering is the prime culprit here. It’s accurate and yields prompt responses from the front end, but with none of the feedback that—until recently—came standard on any BMW. The helm is very light in the Comfort mode, with Sport and Sport+ adding weight but no more sensation. Grip levels are high (the 0.94 g it posted on our skidpad is entirely respectable), but the M550i’s handling balance feels front-heavy, with a surprising amount of understeer in tighter turns and little evidence of the rear-biased xDrive system. Physics certainly aren’t on its side; the 4414-pound curb weight makes it 243 pounds heavier than the 540i xDrive we tested, with the majority of that difference coming from the big V-8 out front.
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EPA Mileage Rating 25
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