(4.9) 14 reviews
MSRP: $4,469$16,181
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


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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 Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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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