M550i xDrive Midsize Performance Sedan (2023)


M550i xDrive Sedan Standard Features

Print Features

01 Drive

Performance and Efficiency

4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8, 32-valve 523-hp engine. Combines two turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection

Auto Start-Stop function

Air Curtains and Air Breather system

Active kidney grille

Electronic throttle control

Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)

Brake Energy Regeneration

Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT and SPORT modes

8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control

Sport exhaust system

Handling, Ride and Braking

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Double-wishbone multi-link aluminum front suspension

Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled damper

Integral-V multi-link aluminum rear suspension

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), composite front rotors and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), brake-pad wear indicators and Cornering Brake Control (CBC)

Electromechanical parking brake

Electric power steering

Servotronic power-steering assist

M Sport Differential

xDrive all-wheel-drive system

M Sport Brakes with Blue Calipers

02 Appearance

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19" M Y-spoke wheel, style 845M bicolor Jet Black with performance run-flat tires

Power-folding, heated side mirrors

Trapezoidal exhaust tips

Aerodynamic kit

Choice of non-metallic or Metallic paints (excluding BMW Individual exterior paints)

Cerium Gray accent finishers (mirror caps, kidney grille, front air intakes)

Shadowline exterior trim

Illuminated door-sill finishers with M550i designation

M rear spoiler

Interior Trim

SensaTec dashboard

Dakota Leather upholstery

Aluminum Rhombicle Smoke Grey Trim with Pearl Chrome Accent

Anthracite Headliner


03 Technology


Enhanced USB and Bluetooth® wireless technology plus Smartphone Integration

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Compatibility

Connected Package Professional features Real-Time Traffic Information and On-Street Parking Information (select cities), Hazard Preview, BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Remote Door Unlock. The Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control offers natural speech input for various functions, including navigation

BMW TeleServices

BMW ConnectedDrive® Services

Remote Software Upgrade Capable

Audio System

Anti-theft AM/FM in-dash stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)

Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System with 464-watt amplifier and 16 speakers

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SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1 year subscription

Instrumentation and Controls

3-spoke power telescopic, leather-wrapped, multi-function M sport steering wheel

Live Cockpit Professional features a fully digital instrument cluster and central information display with programmable bookmarks. It is operated by voice and iDrive Controller and includes Navigation, Bluetooth® wireless technology and USB-C ports

Dynamic Cruise Control

Expanded Check Control vehicle monitor system

Tire Pressure Monitor

Comfort and Convenience

Engine Start/Stop button

Comfort Access keyless entry

Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory includes most recently used climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings; exterior mirror and power seat settings; audio tone settings and radio presets; central-locking preferences; and lighting preferences

Power front sport seats

40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats

Multi-zone Climate Control including micro-filter and automatic air recirculation

2-way power glass moonroof with "one-touch" operation and sliding interior sunshade

Power windows with key-off and one touch up and down operation both front and rear, anti-trapping feature, opening from remote, and closing from exterior lock

Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control

Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver's-side exterior mirror

Interior courtesy lights with automatic-dimming function

Multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting

Ground-illuminating lights in exterior door handles

Front map lights and rear reading lights with separate controls for the left and right

Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors

Dual cupholders in front and rear

Fold-up rear-seat center armrest

Front-seat center console with armrest and storage compartment

Open storage compartments in all doors and front-seatback storage

Fully finished trunk with remote trunk release

Locking glovebox

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Power outlets in front center console storage compartment, rear center console, and in trunk

Universal garage-door opener

Front and rear USB ports

Remote Engine Start

3-stage heated front seats

Power tailgate

Power rear sunshade & rear side window shades

Additional 12-V power sockets

04 Protection

Safety and Security

Automatic High Beams

Adaptive Full LED Headlights

Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)

Rear-view Camera

Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment

3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions

Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags

Acoustic safety-belt warning

Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners

LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation

Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)

Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights

Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors

Anti-theft alarm system

Park Distance Control, front and rear

Active Driving Assistant , includes Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Info

BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification

Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and moonroof, and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature


BMW Ultimate Care (for complete details, visit click here)

4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 2023 Models (valid only in the USA including Puerto Rico)

12-year Unlimited Mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

4-year Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance Program

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1-Not all smartphones are compatible. For the complete list of compatible smartphones, please visit bmwusa.com/bluetooth.

2-Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare wheel and tire. Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as well as debris, curbs and other obstacles, can cause serious damage to wheels, tires and suspension parts. This is more likely to occur with low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning between the wheel and the road. Be careful to avoid road hazards and reduce your speed, especially if your vehicle is equipped with low-profile tires.

3-Cruise control is not a substitute for the driver's own responsibility in adjusting speed and otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, traffic and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether and how the system is to be used.

4-Active Driving Assistant is not a substitute for the driver's own responsibility in maintaining safe control of the vehicle. Lane Departure Warning requires clearly definable lane markings that are not obscured by rain, snow, etc.


M550i xDrive Sedan Specifications

Print Specifications



4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine

Displacement (cc)


Horsepower (bhp @ rpm)

523 @5500-6000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

553 @1800-4600

Compression Ratio (:1)




8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control

Automatic Gear Ratios - I / II / III

5.5/3.52 /2.2

Automatic Gear Ratios - IV / V / VI

1.72/1.32 /1.0

Automatic Gear Ratios - VII / VIII / R

0.82/0.64 /3.99

Automatic Gear Ratios - Final Drive Ratio



Acceleration 0 - 60 Mph Automatic (sec)


Top Speed (mph)

130 [155]

Fuel Consumption

Automatic Combined (mpg)


Automatic City / Highway (mpg)

17 /25

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)


Wheels & Tires

Tire / Type

Performance run-flat

Wheel Dimensions (in)

19 x 8.0 front |19 x 9.0 rear

Tire Dimensions (mm)

245/40 front |275/35 rear

Exterior Dimensions

Length / Width / Height (in)

196.0 /73.5 /57.8



Curb Weight - Automatic Transmission (lbs)


Weight Distribution, Front/rear -automatic Transmission (%)

54.7 /45.3

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Interior Dimensions



Legroom, Front/rear (in)

41.4 /36.5

Shoulder Room, Front/rear (in)

58.7 /55.9

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What is the 0-60 on a M550i xDrive sedan? ›

The M550i xDrive Sedan packs a powerful punch with a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine under the hood. Its 523-horsepower output translates to a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds.

How much is a BMW M550i xDrive sedan? ›

The least-expensive 2022 BMW 5 Series is the 2022 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $76,800.

Is the BMW M550i fast? ›

0-60 mph arrives in 3.6 seconds in the M550i, a hardly-leisurely 0.4 seconds slower than the M5 can manage it. Top speed is 130 mph, unlockable to 155 mph if you pay extra.

Is the M550i better than M5? ›

However, BMW released the M550i in 2017 to bridge the gap from the 540i to the M5. With 456 horsepower and a 0-60 time under four seconds, the M550i was faster to 60 than the previous M5, featured more luxuries, and even came with all-wheel drive.

How many miles do 550i last? ›

A well-maintained modern vehicle can easily last anywhere from 150,000 to 200,000 miles.

Which BMW has the fastest acceleration? ›

BMW M Series – Performance Models

M2 Competition Coupe: 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. M3 Sedan: 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. M4 Coupe: 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds with Competition Package. M5 Competition: 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds.

Is the BMW 550i reliable? ›

The probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 25% for the BMW 550i, compared to an average of 14% for luxury fullsize cars and 12% for all vehicle models. The average total annual cost for unscheduled repairs and maintenance across all model years of a vehicle.

How much is BMW M550i oil change? ›

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The average cost for a BMW 550i oil change is between $186 and $219. Labor costs are estimated between $44 and $56 while parts are priced between $142 and $164. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

Is the BMW M550i reliable? ›

The 2021 BMW M550i xDrive comes with a good reliability score of 76 out of 100, more than the Mercedes-AMG E 53. It also has a recall and one complaint (past model) but, this happens to one car or another from time to time.

What is the 550i M Sport package? ›

The M Sport package includes the M Aerodynamic Kit and exclusive M colors and trims to give the car a unique look. You also get an M steering wheel, 19” light alloy wheels and an M Sport suspension to help keep the car on the road.

What's the fastest BMW quarter mile? ›

The M5 CS can accelerate from zero-to-60 in just 2.6 seconds, and completes the standing quarter mile in 10.6 seconds at 130 mph.

How many MPG does a M550i get? ›

BMW M550i xDrive: 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway/20 mpg combined. BMW M5: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway.

Is BMW better than Mercedes in performance? ›

While we have given BMW the slight edge in this guide, ultimately the choice is yours: we think BMW offers a better driving experience and range of models to suit all tastes but at the same time Mercedes offers better driver comfort and technology.

Is BMW 5 Series worth buying? ›

The 2022 BMW 5 Series ranks toward the top of the luxury midsize car class. The 5 Series has lively engine performance and handling, a spacious interior, comfy seats, a wealth of standard tech features, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.

Is BMW 5 Series a reliable car? ›

The BMW 5 Series came a respectable 49th out of the top 75 cars in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. Reliability scored well, even if an above-average number of owners (20.8%) reported a problem in the first year of ownership.

Which BMW lasts the longest? ›

The BMW M6 is on a top 10 list from iSeeCars of the Longest-Lasting Sports Cars, with some of them lasting over 200,000 miles.

How many miles is too much for a used BMW? ›

If you're considering a used BMW, you'll want to consider the following factors when determining the condition of low mileage used cars: Use – What is considered high mileage? Anything over 75,000 miles falls under this category.

What gas does a 550i take? ›

Premium Gasoline

Which BMW is faster than Lamborghini? ›

The Final Result

Seeing as the top speed of the BMW M140i reaches 133.77 mph, quicker than the Huracan STO's top speed of 131.85 mph, it is surprising that the BMW doesn't manage to secure the win for the first 800-meter race.

What BMW is faster than a Tesla? ›

In simplest terms and as tested in Motor Trend the M340i is faster than the Model 3 Standard Plus. The 3 series goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the Model 3 takes 5.0 seconds. In the quarter-mile, the BMW 3 Series reached 110.4 mph while the Model 3 reached 104.9 mph.

What is BMW fastest sedan? ›

The 2023 BMW M5 Sedan has a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds.

What is the main problem with BMW 5 Series? ›

Water pumps and thermostats tend to be common BMW 5 series problems. Keep an eye on your engine service light and engine temperature gauge, as these are where you'll find warning signs that there may be issues. The cooling system on the 5 series is responsible for 25% of all mechanical faults on the 5 series.

Is BMW 5 Series high maintenance? ›

A BMW 5 Series will cost about $13,530 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service. This is more than the industry average for luxury sedan models by $1,569. There is also a 40.39% chance that a 5 Series will require a major repair during that time.

What is the most reliable BMW 5 Series engine? ›

– The N52 naturally aspirated inline six engine from the E60 5 Series is a great option if you're looking for a reliable and powerful BMW engine. It's known for being very reliable and makes excellent power.

Does BMW dealer need oil change? ›

Well, the short answer is: yes, you can take your BMW to any mechanic you want for service and oil changes.

How long can a BMW go without a oil change? ›

Your Oil Change Interval

For drivers of BMW vehicles, 10,000 miles or 12 months is the recommended point at which to have your engine oil and oil filter changed. However, many manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 5,000 miles or 6 months (whichever comes first).

How many times does a BMW need an oil change? ›

They're designed to last up to 12,000 and even 15,000 miles, roughly one driving year, between oil change intervals. Even your BMW owner's manuals recommend an oil change every 15,000 miles.

Is the BMW N63 engine reliable? ›

There are several widespread issues with the BMW N63 V8 engine. These include oil consumption, fuel injector failure, timing chain failure, leaking valve stem seals, and fast battery drainage.

Is the BMW 550i Twin Turbo? ›

BMW 5 Series Sedan : BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine (BMW 550i)

When was the last 550i made? ›

550i2009–2013300 kW (402 hp) at 5,500–6,400 rpm
2014–2017331 kW (444 hp) at 5,500–6,400 rpm
M52012–2016412 kW (553 hp) at 6,000–7,000 rpm
ActiveHybrid 52011–2016225 kW (302 hp) at 5,800 rpm
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How fast is a BMW 550i 0-60? ›

2022 BMW M550i xDrive 0-60 MPH: 3.6 seconds* 2022 BMW M5 0-60 MPH: 3.2 seconds*

How fast does a BMW 5 series go 0-60? ›

2021 BMW 5 Series 0-60 MPH Time: 5.9 seconds.

How fast does a BMW M5 go from 0 to 60? ›

The 2023 BMW M5 Sedan has a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds.

Which car goes from 0 to 60 the fastest? ›

Fastest accelerating cars in the world 2023
  • Ferrari 296 GTB - 2.9 seconds (0-62mph) ...
  • Mercedes-AMG One - 2.9 seconds (0-62mph) ...
  • Mclaren Elva - 2.8 seconds (0-62mph) ...
  • Caterham Seven 620R - 2.8 seconds (0-60mph) ...
  • Koenigsegg Regera - 2.8 seconds (0-62mph) ...
  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - 2.8 seconds (0-62mph)

Are BMW 550i reliable? ›

The probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 25% for the BMW 550i, compared to an average of 14% for luxury fullsize cars and 12% for all vehicle models. The average total annual cost for unscheduled repairs and maintenance across all model years of a vehicle.

What is the 550i M sport package? ›

The M Sport package includes the M Aerodynamic Kit and exclusive M colors and trims to give the car a unique look. You also get an M steering wheel, 19” light alloy wheels and an M Sport suspension to help keep the car on the road.

Which M car is the fastest? ›

From zippy coupes to opulent sedans and spacious SUVs, adrenaline seekers have numerous options to choose from. In fact, the current M Series also boasts the title of having the fastest BMW — the BMW M8 Competition Coupe: 2023 M2 Coupe: 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

What is the most powerful BMW sedan? ›

The BMW M8 Competition Coupe 50 Jahre M Edition is the most powerful sedan to be launched by the German carmaker in India.

What is the most powerful BMW M Series? ›

BMW M3 COUPE. With the world's most powerful naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine, an impressive front spoiler, and classic coupe design, the BMW M3 delivers a thrilling driving experience.

What car has the fastest 1 4 mile time? ›

The current carwow drag race king is the Rimac Nevera, a bonkers electric hypercar from Croatia. It has four electric motors, an insane 1,914hp and it's done the standing quarter mile in 8.6 seconds.

Is the M5 or M8 faster? ›

The M5 CS finished this run in 10.9 seconds, 0.4 seconds quicker than the M8, and 1.8 seconds quicker than the M5 Competition. They moved on to rolling races.

What car costs $3 million dollars? ›

Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $3 million

Its extreme performance dynamics come powered by a naturally aspirated 4,497 cc V8 engine, while its good looks and aerodynamic design were chosen specifically to allow the engine to breathe. Learn more about the history behind Ferrari's brand.

How fast does a Tesla go 0 to 60? ›

2021 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Performance: 0–60 MPH in 3.5 Seconds.

What is the speed of a Tesla 0 100? ›

The additional info about acceleration results, registered by Dragy, also is within the specs: 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.01 seconds (vs. 5.1 seconds in the specs) 100-200 km/h (62-124 mph) in 12.21 seconds.
Gallery: Tesla Model Y.
Make/ModelTesla Model Y
Sep 19, 2021


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