BMW G30 M550i: 462 HP and 4.0 seconds from 0 to 62 mph

5 Series | October 12th, 2016 by 27
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The jewel in the 5 Series crown is – at least until the new M5 arrives – the new all-new M Performance-developed BMW M550i. In March 2017 – just a month after the launch of the other 5 Series models – the BMW M550i xDrive will take over as the sporting highlight of the new BMW 5 Series range.

Its V8 engine develops 340 kW/462 hp and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque while delivering great efficiency (fuel consumption, combined: 8.9 l/100 km [31.7 mpg imp], CO2 emissions 204 g/km).

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What’s even more exciting is the standard sprint. According to BMW, the BMW M550i xDrive dispatches the 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 4.0 seconds. If we look at the 0 to 60 mph sprint, we expect the M550i to achieve that in 3.8 seconds. Although this is only 12 hp more than the predecessor and the torque is only slightly higher, the standard sprint nevertheless is a full four tenths of a second faster than the previous 550i xDrive.

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The engine is matted to the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission standard while the design of the M550i closely resembles the appearance of all the other new 5 Series with M Sport Package. Not only the exterior mirror caps, but also the kidney mountings, the aero flaps in the front apron, the air outlets behind the front wheels as well as exclusive light alloy wheels are unique to the M550i. Another distinctive feature is the exhaust system with four almost square tailpipes combined in two rectangular enclosures.


The expected base price in Europe is somewhere between 80,000 and 85,000 Euros.

27 responses to “BMW G30 M550i: 462 HP and 4.0 seconds from 0 to 62 mph”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    RIP Audi S6, Maserati Ghibli S Q4, Jaguar XF S AWD, Mercedes AMG E43 4Matic. Left behind but not forgotten :'(

  2. Tunmishe Oke says:

    Could have taken it to 500 bhp given that the new M5 will be doing 605, but I guess Turner tuning has to have space to manoeuvre too

  3. dat1nooblol says:

    I was just wondering this, as the BMW M550D does not come in the US. Will this model, the G30 M550i come to the US?

  4. 2sfhim says:

    Why xdrive only?

      • Senne says:

        That doesn’t really make sense because the current M5 has lots of torque as well but is only RWD and the F90 M5 will also be RWD with xDrive as an option. I think it’s to make it easier to drive whilst the M5 with RWD is more hardcore?

        • Andile Favour Kunene says:

          The new M5 is also getting an XDrive version. They want to be able to use all the torque there is from the engine. I guess this is why the current generation M550i is faster than the F10 M5.

          • Senne says:

            Yeah that’s definitely one of the reasons they chose to give the new M5 xDrive. For sure it’s one of the main reasons the M550i xDrive is faster in a straight line than the previous M5..

  5. Bob Morane says:

    IMO the only 5 Series worthy to buy, but still expensive. And no OLED taillights? I also prefer metal interior buttons. Bad that the kept the old window buttons, and not the new ones. Would also prefer M Package delete option. So I guess the best 5 Series will be Aplina B5.

  6. Kaisuke971 says:

    No information about the weight of this model yet ?

    • Matt Stokes says:

      G30 M550i xDrive Unladen weight EU in kg 1,885
      F10 M550d xDrive Unladen weight EU in kg 1,955
      F10 550i xDrive Unladen weight EU in kg 1,955

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        So the M5 would be at the very best 1830kg with xDrive. That’s as heavy as a 750i wtf ?

        • Matt Stokes says:

          750i is 1895 kg EU, but I take your point. Realistically, with the addition of xDrive and the same lump of metal under the bonnet powering the thing, I don’t think the M5 will see much of a weight saving this generation. F10 M5 was 1945kg EU, I think they’ll be aiming for something sub 1900kg.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Well BMWBlog said multiple times that the car would be 100kg lighter so i guess 1850kg (we know that the M5 uses a carbon fiber roof, there’s hope), but it’s still pretty heavy considering that the E60 was like 1830kg.

            That said it doesn’t seem that the car uses Carbon CORE, so i guess we’ll have to wait another round… But even then the next M5 will probably be hybrid…

  7. Saif Alahmad says:

    is there only going to be a m550i or also a m5??

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