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2016 BMW 550

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$66,300

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

20

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

193.4” x 57.6”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • Cabin materials
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Myriad configurations

The bad:

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin
  • Marginal rating in IIHS small-overlap crash test

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2016 BMW 550 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Turbo four-, six-cylinder and V-8 gas engines available
  • Turbo-diesel six-cylinder also available
  • Sedan or Gran Turismo hatchback body styles
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great vehicle purchased used!

Bought this 2016 550xi used with a warranty in early 2021. The depreciation on BMWs is almost unreal. Do not buy a new BMW, but 4-5 year old one is right in the depreciation sweet spot...with a warranty for piece of mind, but honestly the last two I had didn't need it. My third BMW used, and it performs great! The V8 is smooth and effortless with unending power and torque. The car is a bit heavy feeling, but sport mode makes it feel a little lighter. Interior is fantastic, and had lots of features. No Apple play until 2017 models, so that’s a downer, but I knew that when made the purchase. Anyway, love the car, love that the previous lessor ate 60% of the depreciation, and I’ll eventually find out if I needed the warranty. But for piece of mind, it was worth it already.

5.0

BMW 550 ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE

AWESEOME CAR JUST BUY IT, I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THIS CAR !! THEY SAID IT WAS THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE THEY WERE RIGHT!! YOURE WELCOME !!!

5.0

Luxury And performance

This car is absolutely wonderful it’s fun to drive as immediate pick up and will be a favorite of mine for a long time I am very happy

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Safety

Based on the 2016 BMW 550 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.3%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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