3 reviews
2010 BMW 550
2010 BMW 550
Available Price Range $9,052-$27,020 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2010 BMW 550

Our Take

BMW's 5 Series is the automaker's next step up in size and price from BMW's best-selling 3 Series. The top-level 550i is only available as a rear-wheel-drive sedan, unlike other 5 Series models that can be had in wagon and all-wheel-drive configurations. The 5 Series competes with ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complex iDrive operation
  • Marginal rating in IIHS side-impact crash test
  • Reliability history

Notable Features

  • Google Maps search function
  • RWD
  • Only available as a sedan
  • Up to eight airbags
  • Lane departure warning system


Our Expert Reviews

Of the hundreds of cars I've written about over the years, there are few I would call truly ugly. The BMW 550i GT is one of those cars. Its odd proportions, hatchback body style and downright-bizarre body lines add up to one big eyesore.On the positive side, none of those hundreds of cars are a better companion on the open road. The 550i GT is simply one of the finest touring machines I&ap... Read full review for the 2010 BMW 550

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Most solid ride

by Richy from Miami on September 10, 2012

This car make the M5 just waste of money. It has the look , the power , more than you'll expect from any other car.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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