BMW has announced updates to the M550i xDrive which includes the brand’s new V8 engine.
The M550i xDrive will now pack the new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque. It’s the same powerplant currently found in the M850i xDrive. That’s an increase of 50kW and 100Nm over the outgoing model.
An eight-speed automatic transmission sends the torque to all four wheels through BMW’s rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive system. On the combined cycle, fuel consumption is listed at 9.9-10.0L/100km.
Further changes include the availability of BMW Laserlight with BMW Selective Beam on the options list.  
Other updates to the wider 5 Series range include a new battery pack for the 530e plug-in hybrid which delivers “longer all-electric operating range.”
The BMW Individual Composition package will also be available and adds a BMW Individual paint finish, 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels and BMW Individual Exterior Line aluminium trim.  
Interior upgrades across the range consist of a variety of equipment from the BMW Individual catalogue including extended Merino leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, an Anthracite headliner, ambient lighting and piano black trim strips. Comfort seats with active ventilation are also available.
All updates to the 2019 BMW 5 Series range will be available from July 2019. BMW’s local arm is yet to confirm specs and pricing for the refreshed 5 Series or the availability of the M550i xDrive. Stay tuned.
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