5 reviews
2006 BMW 550
2006 BMW 550
Available Price Range $5,216-$14,668 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 BMW 550

Our Take

BMW redesigned its midsize rear-wheel-drive 5 Series sedans for 2004 by making them slightly larger and giving them a fresh exterior look. Backseat space and trunk capacity increased. A new all-aluminum front-end structure helped reduce the car's weight. A simplified version of BMW's iD... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Wet-weather traction with RWD
  • Complex iDrive controls
  • Somewhat controversial styling
  • Seat comfort, especially in back
  • Price

Notable Features

  • More powerful V-8 for 2006
  • RWD layout
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Distinctive appearance


Our Expert Reviews

A fast and maneuverable sedan with tight handling, superb shifting, responsive steering and a lush interior, the new BMW 550i embodies all those good things that permit BMW to crow about ultimate driving machines.The 550 is an upgrade of the 545, with a bigger V-8 that churns out 360 horsepower, enough for thrilling acceleration and an EPA-imposed gas-guzzler tax of $1,000. But once you've... Read full review for the 2006 BMW 550

Consumer Reviews


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Most all-in-one package

by Sam from Oklahoma on August 21, 2010

Perfect car. Beautiful outside, luxurious inside, and the 550 purrs like a dream. I loved this car and would by a 5 series over and over again. I highly recommend it.


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