What Is The Top BMW 5 Series?

Want to Burn Up the Road? Try the 2017 BMW M550i xDrive

What Is The Top BMW 5 Series?

The BMW 5 Series is an elegant midsize sedan that can satisfy a variety of shoppers looking for a luxurious interior and responsive driving. But what if that isn’t enough? If you are wondering what is the top BMW 5 Series when it comes to performance and style, there is really only one winner on the road. The 2017 BMW M550i xDrive is practically in a class by itself.  Keep reading to learn more about the powertrain, features, and drive systems of this smokin’ hot BMW sedan.

Read More: What’s New on the 2017 BMW 5 Series? 

M550i Engine Output and Mileage

The 2017 BMW M550i can power down the road or track with a 4.4-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With two twin-scroll turbochargers, direct injection, variable valve timing, and variable camshaft control, this engine can crank out more horsepower than many full-size trucks, while still offering an estimated combined city and highway driving mileage number of 31.7 mpg. This engine delivers up to 462 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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BMW Intelligent All-wheel Drive: xDrive

The 2017 BMW M550i currently features a Steptronic Sport eight-speed automatic transmission, which allows responsive and engaging driving. With the xDrive model, an intelligent all-wheel drive system diverts power to all four wheels of the 2017 BMW M550i. This system offers premium traction when needed, while also conserving gas by relying on the rear wheels alone as much as possible.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_half_last”]

Preeminent BMW 5 Series Style

In addition to an extremely powerful engine and transmission that can deliver responsive driving on the road or on the track, the 2017 BMW M550i xDrive offers an incredibly stylish exterior and luxurious interior. Some highlights include an M rear spoiler, kidney grille surround, Black Dakota leather seat upholstery with blue contrast stitching, and aluminum interior trim strips and pedals.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]

For more information on new BMW vehicles like the new BMW 4 Series lineup, be sure to check out past BMW posts on this blog!