BMW M550i. Five letters. Three numbers. One serious high-performance luxury sedan. Tuned by its M division, which is the German automaker's in-house hot-rod shop, the M550i xDrive debuted back in 2018 and it remains one of the quickest, fastest, and best-handling sedans in the world. Its impressive performance is the result of applying an age-old hot-rodding formula: increase power and traction. It works every time.
Built in Germany, the all-wheel drive 2020 BMW M550i xDrive isn’t the most powerful, most expensive, and the most enviable version of the BMW 5 Series. That honor goes to the legendary M5. But the M550i isn’t too far behind that icon, and this year it gets a healthy increase in power, narrowing the performance gap between the two sedans. The M550i competes with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the Audi RS 5 Sportback.