BMW’s M550i xDrive is about to obtain the most recent evolution of the automaker’s Four.Four-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight which can see the game sedan’s efficiency enhanced.
The automaker on Friday mentioned the brand new engine might be put in within the M550i from July, that means we’ll doubtless see it arrive for the 2020 mannequin 12 months.
Whereas the displacement hasn’t modified, the brand new engine boasts a redesigned crankcase plus bigger turbochargers positioned between the cylinder banks. The design usually ends in higher response and a extra compact engine design, as a consequence of much less plumbing for the turbos.
Specs for the US have not been introduced however in different markets the brand new engine might be rated at 530 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. This compares to the present M550i’s score of 456 hp and 480 lb-ft.
2019 BMW 5-Collection (M550i xDrive)
The present M550i used to be launched along with the redesigned 5-Collection for 2017. It options an Eight-speed computerized and all-wheel drive and can hit 60 mph in about Four.zero seconds. We suspect the automotive might be even faster with its new engine.
The 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid can even profit from updates as a consequence of be launched in July. The spotlight is a brand new battery able to extra electrical vary, although BMW is withholding numbers till nearer to the market launch. The present mannequin has a 9.2 kwh lithium-ion battery good for an EPA-rated electrical vary of 16 miles.
All 5-Collection fashions might be out there with new design packs from the BMW Particular person personalization division. These add distinctive touches to the inside and exterior of the autos equivalent to particular paint finishes, distinctive wheel patterns, consolation seats, Merino leather-based, and several other different extras.
And out of doors the U.S., some 5-Collection fashions might be out there with laser mild headlights that includes BMW Selective Beam. This new characteristic permits you to drive with the excessive beams completely switched on. A digital camera scans the street for different customers and tells the headlights to dam a part of the sunshine beam so nobody will get dazzled.