2018 BMW M550d xDrive: One Step Closer To The Vision Of Automated Driving

May 07, 2017 10:00 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter


The German luxury car maker, BMW, is expanding its new generation of the world's most successful sedan, the BMW 5-Series, with the addition of the 2018 BMW M550d xDrive. This car comes with the most powerful diesel engine ever offered in a BMW 5-Series model.

The exterior of the M550d showcased its high dynamic potential. The car's M aerodynamic package, lowered by 10 millimeters M sports suspension, the exclusive 19-inches M light alloy wheels with mixed tires, and Integral Active Steering conveys the outstanding performance capabilities of the sporty diesel model.

Meanwhile, with the car's intelligent all-wheel drive system, it ensures every driver an exceptional ride stability and the best power transmission possible in different road conditions. As to the interior of the , one has a choice whether to go for an M sports seats with Dakota leather or the fabric/Alcantara covers. An M Sports leather steering is also included to ensure the exclusive, sporty atmosphere that is characterized by all M Performance vehicles.

When it comes to the car's technology, it has all the features that are also available the other models in the BMW 5-Series. So this just means that everyone can expect or picture the car equipped with a wide range of assistance systems for maximum support for the driver, and the BMW Connected for a high level of connectivity.

Under the hood comes with the most powerful diesel engine in the segment and at the same time the most powerful 6-cylinder diesel in any car around the world. This comes with an advanced M Performance TwinPower Turbo Technology and four turbochargers.

For the 2018 BMW M550d xDrive power transmission, it uses the standard 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with an intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive that delivers drive power to all four wheels. This M550d truly meets the high dynamic standards of an M Performance automobile.


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