The BMW M550d was arguably the best model in the last-generation 5-Series lineup. Created to bridge the gap between the normal 5-Series and the all-out M5, the M550d had a triple-turbo diesel inline-six that made gobs of torque. It was even offered in a wagon body style! It was perfect for those who wanted to fly under the radar while still having some fun-though it was never offered in America.
The M550d is back for 2017, and this time, it has four (!) turbochargers pushing air into a 3.0-liter diesel straight-six. The engine now makes 400 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque, and sends all that twist through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.
The M550d xDrive will come standard with a stiffer M sport suspension, active steering, an M aerodynamics package, and even M sport brakes. The wheels are 19-inch alloys with a staggered tire setup; 245/40 at the front, and 275/35 at the rear.
In addition to the Touring body style, buyers can also opt for the more traditional sedan look-though we're not sure why anyone would do that.
There's no word on whether the M550d xDrive will come to America, but judging by the last generation's absence, we wouldn't count on it showing up any time soon. At least it exists, right?
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