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Touted as half family car and half racecar, the BMW 550i continues to be one of the staple vehicles in the BMW line-up. The sport sedan features a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V-8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

It is equipped with a number of comfort and convenient features including BMW ConnectedDrive, the iDrive System, multi-contour front seats, automatic high-beams and parking assistant. Additional performance features include adaptive drive, integral active steering and brake energy regeneration. Safety and security technology includes head-up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, park distance control and active blind spot detection.

2011 - 2016 BMW 550

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Larger, more powerful and more luxuriously appointed than its predecessors, the sixth-generation 550i arrived in 2011 with less controversial styling. A more efficient twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 and an eight-speed transmission helped the 550i to achieve high standards of performance without sacrificing fuel economy.

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2004 - 2010 BMW 550

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A fifth-generation 5 Series appeared in 2004 with a new design language that caused controversy among BMW loyalists. In 2006, a 550i powered by a 360-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 replaced the 545i in the model lineup. BMW debuted EfficientDynamics technologies as standard on the 550i in 2007. These enhancements balanced performance and fuel economy.

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1997 - 2003 BMW 550

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BMW unveiled a new 5 Series at the Frankfurt auto show in 1995, but the fourth-generation models didn't reach American showrooms until 1997. Their design was notable for dual headlamps under glass with an accompanying light ring that became a symbol of BMW marketing for the following three years. These 5 Series cars made heavy use of light alloy.