2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Concept – 7th Generation of BMW 5 Collection takes on 7 Series designing as well as comes packed with chauffeur aid tech, while losing approximately 100kg. Australian debut established for initial quarter of 2017. As the competition in the costs exec sedan market warms up, with the similarity Mercedes-Benz’s new E-Class making waves, BMW has actually stepped up to the obstacle as well as lifted the veil off their most recent version of the 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo. Codenamed the BMW 5 G30, BMW’s brand-new 5 Collection isn’t avoiding its larger brother, the 7 Series limousine. From its front complete LED fronts lights that is anchored to the front kidney grille, to the reduced body swage lines that incorporate the Air Rest side vents along its side, and also its famous tail lights, the 5 Collection appears like a BMW 7 Series that has been shrink wrapped around the proportions of a smaller sedan.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Review
It comes as not a surprise that the new 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo has actually expanded in size over its predecessor. At 4,935 mm long, the 5 Series has actually grown by 36mm in length, though its wheelbase has actually only expanded by 7mm to 2,975 mm. When it comes to size and elevation, the brand-new 5 Collection is a mere 6mm larger at 1,868 mm, as well as stands 2mm taller at 1,466 mm, as compared to its precursor. That being claimed, thanks to making use of light-weight aluminium, high-tensile steels, and magnesium in its construction, BMW claims the brand-new 5 Series can be up to 100kg lighter compared to its precursor, while its torsional rigidness has been enhanced.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Redesigns
Some of the weight saving steps on the 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo includes the fitment of doors that weigh around 6kg – inclusive of its joints and door brake – which BMW claims is the lightest in its segment, an actors magnesium control panel framework that sheds 2kg off its predecessor’s steel item, and also the fitment of a bootlid made totally out of aluminium that conserves an added 4.2 kg.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Exteriors
On top of the weight saving, 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo has actually also boosted the new model’s aerodynamic effectiveness by 10 percent over its predecessor. BMW states that the brand-new 5 Series could attain a brand-new car benchmark drag coefficient of 0.22 Cd. This improvement in wind resistant efficiency is mainly thanks to the fitment of energetic air flaps that shuts the kidney grille’s louvres to lower drag at rate, the Air Curtains and also Air Breathers that interact to cut air disturbance in the wheel wells, and also airflow-channelling components fitted throughout its whole underbody.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Specs
Petrol options in the meantime only envelops the 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo as well as BMW 540i versions. The 530i replaces the precursor’s 528i with a brand-new 2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged unit creating 185kW and also 350Nm of torque, giving it a 0 to 100km/h time of 6.2 seconds and also a rated gas usage number of 5.4 L/100km. Whereas the 540i showcases a 250kW/450Nm 3-litre straight-six turbocharged mill as well as has the ability to run from 0 to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds, while accomplishing a gas intake figure of 6.5 L/100km.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Engine
When it comes to diesel choices, the 140kW/400Nm 2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine in the 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo provides a fuel usage number of 4L/100km, while taking care of a 0 to 100km/h time of 7.7 secs. The 530d on the other hand supplies the most grunt with its 3-litre straight-six diesel creating 195kW and also a wholesome 620Nm of torque. However BMW claims that the 530d has the ability to provide a ranked fuel intake figure of 4.5 L/100km and receive from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo TestDrive
Topping off the range would certainly be the intro of a high performance 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo front runner. With a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 churning out 340kW and also 650Nm of torque, the four-wheel drive just model is able to get from 0 to 100km/h in 4 secs, just a whisker of 0.1 seconds away from the fastest M5.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Interiors
According to BMW the 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo is a great deal roomier inside than its predecessor, which was a major threat. The cabin is claimed to currently offer even more elbow joint as well as shoulder space for pole position occupants, whereas the rear seats now provide more knee and legroom, while its door cut-outs have been optimised to earn getting in and also out a lot easier affair.
2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo Price And Release Date
According to BMW the 7th generation 2017 BMW 550i XDrive Gran Turismo is expected to hit our market in the first quarter of following year. While specifications as well as versions on offer are yet to be verified, BMW claims that the range will be steadily presented during 2017, with the complete line-up anticipated to be complete prior to the year’s end. That said, the BMW M550i xDrive introduction is uncertain already, considering that its predecessor’s BMW M550d xDrive variant had no right-hand drive variation due to the fitment of the xDrive system.