• (4.9) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,481$15,641
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 360-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2007 BMW 550

Our Take on the 2007 BMW 550

Our Take

BMW redesigned its midsize 5 Series for 2004 by making it slightly larger and giving it a fresh exterior look. Backseat space and trunk capacity increased and a new all-aluminum front-end structure helped reduce the car's weight. A simplified version of BMW's iDrive control system, adap... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 360-hp V-8
  • RWD layout
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Distinctive appearance


Our Expert Reviews

BMW hasn't changed an awful lot on the 550i for 2007. Not that there was much that really needed changing on the German automaker's best-looking sedan.Although the midrange 5 Series remains one of our favorites, it still has a few quirks and idiosyncrasies that annoy us.We tested a lavishly equipped 550i with nearly $14,000 in options and a bottom line of $73,040.HE: I always feel lik... Read full review for the 2007 BMW 550

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 14 reviews

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The Perfect Car

by DMo Slice from Los Angeles, CA on June 15, 2010

I absolutely love this car. Power, Styling, Performance, Technology and in a Sedan. A true professionals vehicle while still satisfying an enthusiast desires. Style and substance. The 550 is the way... Read Full Review

1 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 550 i

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 550 i

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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