Placed just a tad below the BMW M5, the BMW M550i xDrive is the perfect blend of performance & luxury, especially when upgraded with ADV.1 FLOWSpec wheels
While some may argue that slapping the M/// badge on any old model is going to put BMW into the ground, we don’t see that happening, nor do we hate it (that much). After all, vehicles like the BMW M5 are at the top level of both performance & luxury, but they are overkill for 99% of the customer base. That being said, even if you want to have impressive performance, a luxurious interior, and a somewhat more affordable price tag, the BMW M550i xDrive is the perfect blend of everything needed for most customers. Sure, starting at $76,000 it might not be the most affordable thing on the market today, but you do get a lot in return.
The BMW M550i xDrive comes with the 4.4 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. In the M550i, it delivers 523 horsepower and 774Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. The engine uses an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes, allowing the luxury sedan to sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 3.6 seconds. To put things into perspective, that’s faster than the current BMW G80 M3 and only eclipsed by the Competition variants of the same. Impressive, to say the least.
The owner of this Alpine White BMW M550i xDrive wanted to add a subtle aftermarket touch to his vehicle. In turn, he went with a set of ADV.1 FLOWSpec wheels to spice up the wheel department and give his car a more aggressive look. For this build, the wheel design chosen is the classic ADV5.0 FLOWSpec wheel. When we say classic, we mean one of the most recognizable wheel designs in the market, now made into a more affordable flow-formed option.
These ADV5.0 FLOWSpec wheels are built in sizes of 20×9.5 in the front and 20×10.5 in the rear. Furthermore, they come with a Satin Black finish, contrasting the large red BMW M Performance brake calipers perfectly. Overall, the wheels offer a classy look, particularly well accented with this understated finish. Just what a classy high-performance executive saloon needed.
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