Nothing else to say, BMW couldn't have made a better M550i 2018 series car. We have had many other luxury vehicles, including an MB, Lexus, and a Volvo. This outclasses all of them in every scenario, hands down.
After researching the E43 AMG and the M550i, I decided to lease the M550i. From the styling to the twin turbo V8 to all the amazing features...it?s a great car. The power is effortless and sounds great. The interior is very comfortable and everything is easy to use. The car rides very nicely on the 20? wheels. And the upgraded Bowers and Wilkins sound system is amazing. The dealership even delivered the car to my house. Very happy so far...
I have named my new BMW - Moonbeam - and it is truly the best car I have ever owned. This may not be fair - as I have driven trucks all my life - but when I finally decided to get a nice car, I knew that I wanted a NICE car! I diligently researched vehicles for many months - evaluating Mercedes, Lexus, Maserati, Cadillac and Infiniti. I ended with my BMW 540i X Drive - and I could not be happier. It is most known for the extraordinary driveability - but the elegance of the car, the amazing interior, the incredible nav system and so much more, completely roped me in. I am loading hundreds and hundreds of songs onto my 20 gig hard drive media center - and still discovering more and more amenities that I did not even know existed. I am very proud of myself that I made such a wise (and perfect) decision.
All the comfort and convenience of a top-line BMW 5 series, with the power and handling of a real M car. i've owned this car for a little over 6 months now, and its been flawless. This is my first new car that i have not taken to dealer in the first 6 months. I drive it in Sport mode most of the time, and its simply fantastic. Fuel economy mixed is about 24 mpg, which i feel is very good for a car like this. Its faster than a base 911, a M2, M3, M4, C63 AMG, and most other super cars. In that context, its an amazing bargain, and a well kept secret, as i have seen very few in my neck of the woods.
I was looking for a car with more power (400+), but can be used as daily commuter as well. I am not a track driver yet, but for the daily roads this is one of the best cars I have ever owned. I just traded this with my S550 and I don't regret, so far. This is the first BMW that I felt a great connection as well, both stylistically (even though the styling in conservative, the more you look at the care, the more you get attracted to..it's hard to explain) as well as the power and torque and exhaust note are just enough to keep my senses happy, but not waking up my neighbors, as I move stealthy in the early AM hours, to go to work..awesome power, technology and well-planted car without being too weird and showy. Also I wanted the 4wheel-drive traction as well, so this makes it perfect. I would have waited for an M5 if the M5 didn't cost 25000 more...and when I am tired of this, I may end up buying a GTR perhaps, but for now the M559i xdrive feels awesome with the mature V8bi-turbo feels great....very nice.