BMW has long had an aversion to putting all-wheel-drive on an M-car, and that’s exactly why they crafted the almost-M M550i. The new M550i xDrive is part of BMW’s new M-Performance line, not to be confused with M-Sport or M. Confused yet? Allow me to explain.
M-Sport is looks better handles better, M-Performance is looks better, handles better and goes faster while a full-on M Car would have major body and structural changes for maximum performance.
So what does that make the M550i? Well at the moment it makes it the fastest, best handling 5-Series sold in America. It out accelerates the last generation M5 with a sub 4-second 0-60 run, but it’s not a hard-core performance car so it won’t handle like an M5. Instead the M550i is the ultimate grand tourer with a powerful engine, good handling and a very livable ride.
0-30 : 1.5 Seconds
0-60 : 3.9 Seconds
1/4 Mile : 12.5 Sec @ 112 MPH
60-0 Braking : 115 Feet
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