2017 BMW 5 Series M550d xDrive

Author: Stijn
BMW is now expanding the new generation of the world's most successful business sedan, the BMW 5 Series, with the addition of another M Performance model. The new BMW M550d xDrive is fitted with the most powerful diesel engine ever offered in a BMW 5 Series model. With this uniquely powerful engine, the BMW M550d xDrive – whether in the Sedan or the Touring version – offers a distinctive driving experience that combines supreme performance with unlimited everyday practicality and impressive efficiency.

The world’s most powerful 6-cylinder diesel.
The most powerful diesel engine in the segment is also the most powerful 6-cylinder diesel in any car worldwide. The in-line engine has a capacity of 3.0 litres as well as modern M Performance TwinPower Turbo Technology with four turbochargers. It has an output of 294 kW/400 hp at 4,400 rpm (combined fuel consumption: 6.6–5.4 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 173-142 g/km*)** and puts a maximum torque on stream of 760 Nm from 2,000 rpm. Power transmission is via a standard 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. The intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive distributes the drive power to all four wheels according to the needs of the situation. Thus fitted, the BMW M550d xDrive fully meets the high dynamic standards of an M Performance automobile: it accelerates in 4.4 seconds* (Touring: 4.6 s*) from zero to 100 km/h, and its maximum speed is 250 km/h (electronically cut off).

Matching performance and appearance.
The appearance of the BMW M55d xDrive reflects the car’s high dynamic potential. The M aerodynamic package, the M sports suspension lowered by 10 millimetres, the Integral Active Steering and the exclusive 19-inch M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres visually convey the exceptional performance capacity of the sporty diesel model. In conjunction with the intelligent allwheel drive system BMW xDrive, these ensure outstanding ride stability and the best possible power transmission in all road conditions. On the inside, such features as optional M sports seats with Dakota leather or fabric/Alcantara covers and an M sports leather steering ensure the exclusive sporty atmosphere that is characteristic of all M Performance automobiles. All the familiar technologies of the new BMW 5 Series are naturally available for the BMW M550d xDrive, too: these include BMW Connected – for a high degree of connectivity – and a wide range of assistance systems that provide maximum support for the driver and ultimately take the BMW 5 Series one step further towards automated driving.

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