Leading manufacturer of luxury vehicles has struck again.
BMW is continuing its quest for excellence and it has released, in addition to
their 5 series, the new BMW 550i.  It may
not be the flashiest wheels in the place but it is very convenient and
comfortable for both drivers and passengers. 
Its rear seats may not fold down to accommodate extra luggage but it has
a big 14 cubic foot trunk large enough to hold whatever baggage you may bring
on an excursion.


Convenience in terms of stowing baggage is not the only
thing this BMW model brings to the table. 
Performance-wise, this car has got what it takes to get you where you
want to go fast.  Powered by a 4.8 liter
V8 engine which can generate up to 360 horsepower at 7750 revs per minute and
360 lb.ft of torque at 6100 rpm, this car delivers the goods in terms of engine
performance and power.  All these powers
are transferred to the wheels through a 6 speed manual transmission and a
variety of high performance BMW parts. With that transmission on board, the 550i gives the driver effortless
gear shifting. This may not come as a surprise because it is a BMW, right? 


With all those power packed into its engine, vibration and
noise is not a problem.  The car is very
comfortable not only for the driver but for the passengers as well.  But the driver seat is one of a kind; the
seat itself would make any driver not want to get off anymore. The seat has an adjustable
thigh and side support, adjustable head restraint and a good lumbar support to
keep the drivers’ lower back from hurting during long drives. The passenger
seats are made up of plush leather and its legroom and headroom is noticeably
better than other cars with the size such as the 550i.  With seats such as these. your passengers may
not want the ride to stop for a long time. 
The company has given the users what they would surely need on long
trips and this may be the biggest achievement of the 550i. 


In addition to that, it also carries on its plush
instrument panel a tachometer and the speedometer. The car uses the iDrive
technology developed by BMW giving the driver or the co-driver the convenience
to control audio, navigation, HVAC and vehicle readouts, aside from the tachometer
and the speedometer, with just a joystick. 
While the iDrive may need some to getting used to, once you get the hang
of it or you have a co-driver versed on using the technology, you can use the
joystick to its full potential.


About the Author

Correy Putton is a 28-year old bachelor from Pittsburgh, PA who has been around cars for the better part of his life.  He now works online and writes all about his passion: car.  He is also a certified mechanic.