BMW 550i, 2015 MY F10 US

The BMW 550i is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell. The 550i is part of BMW's F10 family of cars. The 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4.4 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 445 bhp (451 PS/332 kW) at 5500-6000 rpm and 650 Nm (479 lbft/66.3 kgm) at 2000-4500 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels via an 8 speed automatic transmission. With a stated kerb weight of 1980 kg, the BMW 550i dispatches the 0-100 km/h dash in 4.7 seconds and the standing kilometre in 23.1 seconds. Its maximum speed claimed is 209 km/h, which is 130 mph, manufacturer claimed fuel consumption is 17/25/20 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined.

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BMW 550i, 2015 MY F10 US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4913 mm
How heavy?
1980 kg
What size engine?
4.4 litre, 4395 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
451 PS / 445 bhp / 332 kW @ 5500-6000 rpm
How much torque?
650 Nm / 479 ft.lb / 66.3 kgm @ 2000-4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.5 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.7 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph
How economical?
17/25/20 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined

BMW F10 models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1997 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1730 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 1997 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1815 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 2993 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1853 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 2993 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1930 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 2979 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1795 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 2979 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1885 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 4395 cm3 451 PS 445 bhp 332 kW 1980 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 4395 cm3 451 PS 445 bhp 332 kW 2010 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1997 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1730 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 1997 cm3 243 PS 240 bhp 179 kW 1815 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 2993 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1853 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 2993 cm3 259 PS 255 bhp 190 kW 1930 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 2979 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1795 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 2979 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW 1885 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 4395 cm3 451 PS 445 bhp 332 kW 2010 kg
BMW 518d -
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BMW 518d -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1995 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 110.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 114.0 CO2 1695 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1995 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 109.0 CO2 1705 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 1995 cm3 190 PS 187.5 bhp 140 kW 124.0 CO2 1805 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1592 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 156.0 CO2 1690 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 119.0 CO2 1690 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1995 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 119.0 CO2 1700 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 119.0 CO2 1695 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1995 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 119.0 CO2 1705 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FA 8A 1995 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 129.0 CO2 1805 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1997 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 149.0 CO2 1670 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1997 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 139.0 CO2 1690 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 6M 1995 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 129.0 CO2 1725 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 8A 1995 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 123.0 CO2 1730 kg

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2015 BMW 550i data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2968 mm 116.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1600 mm 63 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1627 mm 64.1 inches
Length 4913 mm 193.4 inches
Width 1860 mm 73.2 inches
Height 1464 mm 57.6 inches
Ground clearance 141 mm 5.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.66
Kerb weight 1980 kg 4365 lb
Weight distribution 51.5 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.29
Frontal area 2.35
CdA 0.68
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code N63B44O1
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.4 litre
4395 cc
(268.199 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 88.3 mm
3.5 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.01
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 451 PS (445 bhp) (332 kW)
at 5500-6000 rpm
Specific output 101.3 bhp/litre
1.66 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 650 Nm (479 ft·lb) (66.3 kgm)
at 2000-4500 rpm
Specific torque 147.9 Nm/litre
1.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1858.5 kPa (269.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 549.38 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 2 BMW turbochargers
Intercooler
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 23.1 s
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 227.87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
167.59 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
224.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.97 kg/kW
9.97 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17/25/20 US MPG EPA city/highway/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.8/9.4/11.8 l/100km city/highway/combined
km/litre7.2/10.6/8.5 km/l city/highway/combined
UK MPG20.4/30.0/24.0 UK MPG city/highway/combined
US MPG17.0/25.0/20.0 US MPG city/highway/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8J x 18
Wheel size rear 8J x 18
Tyres front 245/45 R 18 100V
Tyres rear 245/45 R 18 100V
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 348 mm
Rear brake diameter 345 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 8 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 2.81
general
Carfolio.com ID490743
Production total
Model code
Model family F10
RAC rating 39.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2015 BMW 550i added 2016-06-25.
Last modified 2017-08-13.