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 2018 BMW M550d xDrive, 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 3.0-liter engine 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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