The eight-cylinder power unit in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo provides highest level power and performance while at the same time reducing both fuel consumption and emissions to an even lower level. The V8 with TwinPower Turbo technology, combined with double-Vanos and High Precision Injection, offers maximum output of 330 kW (450 hp). Peak torque is 600 Nm maintained consistently between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm, and accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h takes just 5.0 seconds. But what are mere numbers in comparison to the unique sound of a V8?
Figures for BMW 550i
Combined: 9.2 l/100 km
Urban: 12.5 l/100 km
Extra-urban: 7.3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined: 214 g/km
Figures for BMW 550i xDrive
Combined: 9.6 l/100 km
Urban: 13.1 l/100 km
Extra-urban: 7.6 l/100 km
CO2 emissions combined: 224 g/km
The figures for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected.
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the "New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines", which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.