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2013 BMW M550d xDrive Touring

2013 BMW M550d xDrive Touring

The arrival of the BMW M Performance Automobiles aims to accentuate the sporting aspects of the BMW 5 Series' character. The BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring capture the imagination with performance figures that leave their diesel-powered class rivals firmly in the shade. And they combine these leading values with the efficiency drivers have come to expect from diesel BMW cars. (continued below)

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BMW M550d xDrive: Unmatched Balance Between Performance and Fuel Consumption

Source: BMW | Published: Thu Jan 26, 2012

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The sporting focus of the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring is highlighted by bespoke modifications to power transfer, chassis and design components. These upgrades bear the signature of BMW M GmbH, which uses its development expertise to mould the two models into extraordinarily harmonious overall packages. The outstanding power of the tri-turbo straight-six diesel engine is translated into thrilling driving dynamics with impressive precision. This allows the 5 Series-based BMW M Performance Automobiles to offer the driver not only supreme diesel power, but also remarkably agile handling and predictable, controllable responses when exploring their dynamic limits.

Exterior Design

Another feature of the typically M overall set-up are the aerodynamic characteristics of the body, which help to give the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring their precisely controllable dynamics. The sporty yet elegant appearance of the two cars is complemented by a bespoke, airflow-optimizing design for the front and rear aprons. The front view of both models is dominated by large air intakes. For example, the spaces around the outer air intakes normally reserved for foglamps on regular BMW 5 Series models are used to enhance the inflow of cooling air. The three-dimensional shaping of the front apron incorporates air-channelling flaps at the lower edge of the outer intakes, which are split horizontally by bars painted Ferric Grey metallic. The same shade is used for the exterior mirror caps and optional 20-inch M light-alloy wheels. BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim for the B-pillars, exterior mirror base and window surrounds also comes as standard.

Its extremely powerful form and an integrated diffuser element allow the bespoke rear apron of the BMW M550d xDrive and BMW M550d xDrive Touring to optimise both the cars' sporting appearance and airflow around the underbody. A horizontal trim strip on the top edge of the Black insert accentuates the width of the body. The exhaust tailpipes, positioned far to the outer edges of the rear end, come with trapezoidal embellishers in Chrome Dark. Another distinguishing feature is the "M550d" lettering on the boot lid and front door sills.

BMW M550d xDrive Touring: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type I6, Tri-Turbodiesel
Displacement 183 cu in (2998 cc)
Power 381 hp @ 4000-4400 rpm
Torque 546 lb-ft @ 2000-3000 rpm
Redline n/a
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 245/40 R19 - 275/35 R19 (Std.)
  R20 (Opt.)
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 193.3 in
Width 73.2 in
Height 57.6 in
Curb Weight 4387 lbs
0-60 mph 4.7 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph
Fuel Economy
NEDC Fuel Consumption - Combined 6.4 l/100 km
Origin & Price
Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Where Built Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) 83,750 EUR in Germany

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