2018 BMW M550i xDrive Unseats BMW 5 As Fastest Car In 5 Series; How Long Can It Keep The Crown? [VIDEO]

Dec 19, 2016 08:54 AM EST | Leonora Puno

The 2018 BMW M550i xDrive will soon unseat the BMW 5 as the fastest BMW car, with increased horsepower and speed. This latest addition to BMW cars get its power from a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will produce 456 horsepower and a torque of 480 pound-feet, making it more powerful than the BMW 5, which had been considered BMW's fastest car prior to the coming of 2018 BMW M550i xDrive.

The 2018 BMW M550i xDrive is known to beat the BMW 5 in terms of speed, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less that 4.0 seconds compared to the BMW 5, which goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. This difference enabled the 2018 BMW M550i xDrive to knock out the BMW 5 from the throne, which it now occupies, according to Auto Guide. When it comes to looks, BMW 5 and 2018 BMW M550i xDrive may look almost the same.

The 2018 BMW M550i xDrive will have all-wheel drive, which is favorable to drivers in places where icy roads are experienced during winter. The increased traction resulting from an all-wheel-drive will make it safer to drive the car despite slippery roads, according to Motor Authority. Aside from this, increased traction will help in the acceleration of the car.

In addition to increased capabilities, the 2018 BMW M550i xDrive will have safety measures such as the Active Lane Keeping Assistant, Evasion Aid Cruise Control Equipment. These will keep the car safe from any road accidents, according to Motor Trend.

The 2018 BMW M550i xDrive will be available in the U.S. market in the middle of 2017 and it is expected that it will satisfy car enthusiasts who prefer a speedy drive but do not like the power of a sportscar. But with the speed by which BMW updates their vehicles, its reign as the fastest in the 5 series might not last for long.

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