BMW 555i or not?

5-series | May 28th, 2008 by 4

One of Jalopnik's readers snagged a photo of a BMW 5-Series with a 555i badge all over it,  parked somewhere in Long Beach, California. We …

BMW 555i or not?

One of Jalopnik's readers snagged a photo of a BMW 5-Series with a 555i badge all over it,  parked somewhere in Long Beach, California. We have heard rumors in the past of a BMW 555i based on the existing E60 platform that will sport a Twin-Turbo V8 engine. The same engine is used in the BMW X6 xDrive50i, so the possibility of having the same engine in the 555i was quite high.

I personally highly doubt that BMW will invest any more time, energy and money in the testing of this engine on the existing E60 series. The next generation 5 Series is just around the corner, so within a year, we might actually see the Twin-Turbo V8 400 horsepower engine but on the new F10 platform. 

Pretty cool badge though and I'm sure it draws some attention, especially at BMW meets :)

  • zOxta

    Probably not a 555i , Maybe its owner just wanted to get some attention .

  • BB

    Looks like a 535i with the 3 removed and replaced. The middle 5 seems less aligned than the others.

  • Mark

    And who would this person fool??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jon Harper

    @Mark: Us, the crazy bimmer fans :)

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