Some Like it Hotter, and the 2018 BMW M550i xDrive is Here to Deliver

Between the already impressive performance of series models like the 530i and 540i and the enthusiast-vetted thrills of vehicles like the M5, there’s a middle ground for those who want both. These are the M Performance models, and they’re not to be underestimated. Take the new 2018 BMW M550i xDrive, for example.

Where the 540i offers 335 hp from a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the M550i adds standard all-wheel drive, two cylinders, and two turbochargers. The result is a performance monster with a meaty under hood growl, 465 horsepower, 480 lb-ft of torque, and a route to sixty a mere 3.9 seconds long. Between a dead stop and its max top speed of 155 mph, the M550i is all about fun. The liveliest driving will happen when the car is in Sport Plus mode, which makes the accelerator more sensitive, and dials up both steering weight and suspension firmness.

There are many niches in the world of new BMW models, and we’d be happy to help you find yours. If performance is on your mind, contact our Honolulu, HI showroom and ask us about models available with M Sport packages, the M Performance models themselves, or even try vetting an all-out performer like the M3 or M4.

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