Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/5/21 11:26 a.m.
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Sitting at the top of the 5 Series lineup, but a step below the full-on M5, the BMW M550i acts like a sort of stop-gap or missing link between the M and non-M models of the 5 Series.

At least, it comes across that way on paper: The most powerful 5 Series without an M-badge is rated for 335 horsepo…

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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
3/5/21 11:38 a.m.

Around here Tesla S killed the 5 series. I hardly see any m5 or 550 . One new m5 in my neighborhood 

you see lots of 530e. Los Angeles secretary  special lease of $430 a month. That is mostly because when Tesla model 3 came out, you couldn't lease them. But now that you can, 530e will also go on the way of the dodo

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/9/21 4:45 p.m.

Good point about Tesla upsetting the status quo in that segment. Still, I dig this kinda old-school BMW. It drives and looks like a BMW should. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
3/9/21 7:25 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

Around here Tesla S killed the 5 series. I hardly see any m5 or 550 . One new m5 in my neighborhood 

you see lots of 530e. Los Angeles secretary  special lease of $430 a month. That is mostly because when Tesla model 3 came out, you couldn't lease them. But now that you can, 530e will also go on the way of the dodo

My neighbor in LA has a 530e and a Tesla and I see him driving the BMW way more. Quoting him "The Tesla feels and rides like E36 M3 compared to the BMW"

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