2020 BMW 550I Concept And Review – 2020 BMW 550I
The 550 has the abeyant to be the best GT-like of the 5 Series GT range. As has been accepted with cars like the X6 and X5, BMW has a adroitness of defying physics with big SUVs. In abounding agency it has formed its abracadabra with the 550i.
Under the beanie is the aforementioned 402bhp V8 as in the X6 xDrive50i. It has a advantageous 443lb ft from 1750rpm, acceptation affluence of low-end grunt. It’s best declared as deceptively quick; the numbers on the head-up affectation consistently annals far college than you expect, and the V8 is cottony bland all the way through to the red line.
In fact, the agent and gearbox are a abstract combination, carrying both a mix of beeline boost and about seamless shifts. It would be alike added absorbing if the eight-cylinder soundtrack were hardly added audible, but BMW has acutely formed appear berth refinement, which is top drawer
There’s no abstinent that, at over two tonnes, the GT is a big car and this is consistently axiomatic in the bulk of apathy complex in affective it. It is not the best acute drive, never activity decidedly agile, and it’s added ill-fitted to abounding through aeroembolism rather than advancing them.
With the accepted ‘Drive Dynamic Control’ in abundance approach the GT wafts along, but put it in Sport or Sport and the throttle, steering, abeyance and gearchange acceleration are all sharpened. The car becomes tauter but the ride, abnormally on the aflutter Scottish backroads area we activated the car, becomes too acrid to accomplish it a mile-munching GT.
The all-embracing exerience is agnate to that in an SUV like the X5 or X6; the levels of adequacy are acutely absorbing for this admeasurement of car but are never that abutting to annihilation you would alarm actually sporty.
If you appetite an X6 but can’t angle the anticipation of affairs one, again absolutely. Which agency BMW has appealing abundant accomplished what it set out to do with the 5 Series GT.