Watch The BMW M550i xDrive Blast From 0 To 250KPH / 155MPH

Say what you will about the G30 BMW 5-Series and its design, but there’s no denying the impressiveness of one particular variant; the M550i xDrive.

A new addition to the range, the M550i blurs the line between run-of-the-mill 5-Series models and the yet-to-be-released, G30 M5, being brutally quick in a straight line. As a matter of fact, it can beat an F10 M5 rather handily in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint, requiring just 4.0 seconds to reach the mark compared to the 4.3 seconds of the current M5.

Making this possible is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine delivering 465 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque all of which is transferred to both axles through an xDrive all-wheel drive system.

In a rolling drag race beyond 100 km/h (62mph), it is hard to imagine the M550i xDrive outsprinting an M5. Nevertheless, the video below shows that the M550i continues to pull hard at speeds well beyond 200 km/h (124 mph), making us all the more excited about the G30 M5 with its expected 600 hp figure and inevitably bonkers performance figures.

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  • Kaisuke971

    It’s one thing to do 0-100 as quick as an M5 with AWD, but i totally was not expecting the 9s 100-200km/h. This is bloody quick !

  • TheBelltower

    Is this guy seriously driving 130mph in traffic while holding a camera? Jesus man, mount that thing and focus on WTF you’re doing.

    • MultiKdizzle

      I saw 150mph

  • S3XY

    Nothing impressive about burning gasoline in 2017.

    • k2danny

      Yes, in many ways an absolutely pointless video in my opinion.
      Burning tons gasoline while speeding on the busy autobahn at night holding a camera. Not very responsible at all. You can also see that it is pretty much a brand new car with less than 200km on the clock. Not good at all for the engine to rev it that high.