The 2018 BMW 5 Series - Now With M Sport Awesome

The revelations that came with the new BMW 5 Series when it arrived last model year were numerous--ranging from 530i and 540i models with all-new engines, to an electric 530e with plenty of torque. But when it comes to a range-topping performer that has two cylinders for every driven wheel and exceptional luxury amenities, we turn your attention to the 2018 M550i xDrive.

Where the standard rear-drive setup of the 5 Series is a purist's dream, we'd be remiss to acknowledge that not all our Orange Park, Saint Augustine, and Middleburg, FL drivers are interested in a sedan with all-wheel drive. But with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine on hand pumping 456 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, sent through M Sport hardware with a 3.9-second 0-60 time as as a result. If the promise of getting pinned against you seatback under hard acceleration is your cup of tea, then at the very least, it's a performance match.

But considering all that heft going to the wheels, you might think the M-badged Bavarian executive might have lost its appetite for versatile comforts. Think again. The many faces of desire are alive and well in the M550i xDrive, and you need look no further than the selectable drive modes to get a sense of it's spectrum. "Comfort" results in a laidback feel with plush suspension (but no less power, we might add), it takes on 7 Series-like characteristics. Snap it into Sport+, and the steering gains weight, handling firms up, and it's Ultimate Driving Machine personality springs back to the fore.

It's not all roar and bluster, however. The range-topping 5 Series can be had with numerous other features that are exclusive, and found elsewhere in the family. These include the likes of Gesture Control infotainment, remote control parking, and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system with diamond speakers.

To find your flavor of 5 Series, we invite you to contact us at our BMW dealership in Jacksonville, FL. We can help point you to the model that best represents the needs and tastes of your ultimate driving ambition. With a BMW service facility on-site, in easy reach of Gainesville, everything you need is but a phone call away.

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