BMW Puts A Price On New 2018 530e & M550i xDrive In The US

BMW announced pricing for the first members of the new 2018 5-Series family to reach US dealers, the plug-in hybrid 530e and the high-performance M550i xDrive.

The 2018 530e iPerformance will be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations, with prices kicking off at $52,395 for the former and $54,695 for the latter, including destination and handling fees. That’s just $1,200 more than the base version of the previous-gen, non-hybrid, 528i with a 2.0L turbo.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the new 530e teams up an electric motor with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo petrol with a combined output of 248hp and 310lb-ft. 0-60mph comes in 6.0 seconds, with all-wheel drive models scoring 5.8 seconds.

If you can’t really wait until the launch of the G30 M5, then BMW is already offering a ballistic version of the 5-Series, the M550i xDrive. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 with 456hp and 480lb-ft, the 2018 M550i xDrive is capable of catapulting itself from zero to 60mph in under 4 seconds, making it quicker than the outgoing M5 in that area.

Pricing for the M550i xDrive starts at $73,095, including destination and handling fees. It’s also the first M Performance model to use a specifically modified M Performance engine, so keep that in mind when you’re looking for cool facts to share about your new ride.

BMW USA will bring both new versions of the G30 5-Series at the showrooms this spring.

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  • Kaisuke971

    This M550i is putting some serious numbers on paper. Hope BMW will bring the M5 to Geneva, that thing could pack some pretty strong performance, both in the straight with xDrive and corners since it’s lighter and might use All wheel steering.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I would rather purchase a C-class.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Sure.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I would seriously consider this if priced right.

  • An Existing Person

    That M550i is no joke. It’s putting down better numbers than the current F10 M5.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    all that shit numbers ar german disease,hate that.

  • Bo Hanan

    With all due respect- the M550i XDrive beats the old M5, because it is the old M5, albeit (redesigned) with XDrive. Seeing the picture of the engine confirms this. The new M5 should be capable of “slicing threw time”, (in XDrive of course).

  • fabri99

    I don’t like the way it looks, but that’s not something I hadn’t taken into account.

  • TheBelltower

    After seeing all of the overwrought and downright cheesy sedans from some of the other automakers, seeing this is absolutely refreshing. This is a car for the grown ups. Will be interesting to learn about the EV range and overall mileage. I was considering the X5 EV, but the EV range is only around 15-20 miles. And that’s way too little.

  • nauticalone

    Looks good BMW. Will consider the 540i for sure!

  • roy

    As I was seeing the cover picture of this post, i was like, ” Hey this 7-series looks rather nice ..” .. Only to realize that this is a 5-series……

  • Mr E Fella

    im a little sad that BMW has reverted back to trying to make every BMW look exactly the same. now when someone buys a 5-series people will look at it and say “sure, its a BMW, but which one?”

    • Mr E Fella

      i have the same issue with Mercedes before anyone pulls me up on that

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