2020 BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive Consumer Reviews

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A Civilized Beast

ZA, 12/21/2019
M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
16 of 18 people found this review helpful

Just picked the 2020 M550 version with the improved HP and The idrive 7. Custom spec with almost all options included. As an prior owner of multiple other luxury cars and SUVs, this one is the best combination of speed, luxury and technology at around 85k-95k MSRP point. The car has multiple personalities depending on which driving mode you engage in. Driving in adaptive mode has been my main daily routine but put this car in sports or sports + and it changes into a violent beast !! Great luxurious seats, especially if you choose the luxury seating package. I also opted for the dynamic handling package which likely makes a difference as some reviewers noted heavy handling that I have not quite encountered - likely due to this added option. I find the driving quite nimble for a car this size and honestly wanted a car with a more civilized driving experience with a sporty/fast mode on call as needed. Love the bower Wilkinson audio and the iDrive system with the larger and more informative HUD is a decent upgrade. There are many other tech options I opted for, such as parking assist with display key, driving assistance plus but I am finding little practical use of many of these add ons. Some of the safety options are quite useful but lane assist is one that I can personally do without. Options in general are costly but in this class (E53, S6, etc.) either cheaper or a superior offering. Fuel economy is closer to the lower promised end at 16mpg (less than a week driving) but I have been a bit of sports mode driver at times so may be its my driving style rather than the expected norm. There’s multiple independent reviews out there (YouTube) with folks experience fuel economy in the 20s mpg range which is quite decent for the size of the car / engine output.

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Forever a BMW fan

Jeff, 05/10/2020
M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Wow is really all I need to say after trading in my 2019 M550i for the more powerful 2020 M550i. Having been a Corvette fan since owning many these last 12 years I decided to get into the 2019 M550i and so glad I did.This car even though a sedan weighing almost a 1,000 pounds more handles as well as my 2014 3LT Z51 convertible and can fit up to 5 passengers.Another plus is the fact that has AWD,523 hp and 553 lbs ft torque.The difference in the hp boost along with the torque bump makes this car the envy of the competition most notably the MB E43 AMG,the MB E55 AMG and the Audi A6 and A7. For someone wanting a fun car to drive with muscle this is the car. It's a comfortable car but pins you back in the seat for a lot less money by about $40,000 than its big brother the M5.Try it because you'll not only like it but rather love it. Jeff, Fishkill, N.Y.

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Excellent daily driver

Moosedoc, 01/07/2021
M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Incredibly comfortable upscale daily driver with an abundance of power. The V8 engine with 523 horsepower rockets this large sedan to 60mph in just 3.6 seconds with performance that nips at the heels of the M5. BMW’s infotainment is amongst the best in the industry.

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M550.

Brian, 10/26/2020
M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Absolute blast to drive. Glued to the road and sticks you in the seat on acceleration. Stops great. Comfortable for long trips. Overall great car.

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A True Driving Machine

Richard Keller, 12/16/2020
M550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
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With its Combination of power, quite smooth ride and more creature comforts you have to watch your speed or it would take off it only had wings. It drives in the way that has made BMW a legend and has comforts that make it possible to arrive fresh even after driving all day. Truly a great car to drive.

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