New BMW M550i xDrive announced21/12/2016
BMW defines the new BMW M550i xDrive as both ‘a four-door sports car and the most dynamic business sedan around’. The BMW M550i xDrive, when made available, will become the first M performance BMW car with a petrol engine. When combined with the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 and rear-based xDrive, the BMW M550i has the ability to reach ‘0-62mph in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 155mph’.
Further tweaks to the M performance model include ‘Cerium Grey accents for the mirrors, kidney and grille surrounds’ in addition to ‘M specific tuning for the steering, M sport brakes and an M performance exhaust’. These enhancements combined, according to BMW, allow for a ‘matchless blend of supreme performance, wonderfully precise driving dynamics and uncompromised everyday usability’.
The BMW M550i xDrive will be revealed at the Detroit show in January ahead of its official launch in March.