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      05-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #9
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Drives: 2018 X3 M40i
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Texas

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Originally Posted by gs1403 View Post
Nothing on the M50i, and yet they announced the updated M550i with the 850 powertrain.

"BMW 5 Series: new V8 engine, plug-in hybrid model now also with all-wheel drive, attractive optional extras and packages.

A generation change for the V8 engine and another plug-in hybrid model make the range of drive systems available for the BMW 5 Series even more appealing. From July 2019 the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 10.0 9.9 l/100 km [28.25 28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 227 225 g/km) will be fitted with the latest update of the eight-cylinder engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology. The new V8 has an optimised crankcase and larger turbochargers positioned in the V between the cylinder banks, and develops maximum output of 390 kW/530 hp plus peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). The eight-cylinder teams up with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive and model-specific chassis technology to generate standout dynamics."
I was just thinking the same thing... Part of why I am waiting to decide on an X5 was whether the power bump that was rumored for the 50i was real. When I test drove one, and talked to my SA, he stated that all he knew was that the M50i would be more of an appearance package, with no power bump, but people on here, and Bimmerfest seem convinced there will be the upgraded V8 for the 2020 model... (that said, the V8 power is still plenty good currently)
2020 Porsche Cayenne E Hybrid (on order)
2018 X3 M40i
2017 Audi S6 (sold)
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i (sold)
2015 BMW X3 xDrive28i (sold)