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      07-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I got some videos for you about the new M550d, which I think is an incredible car, even BMW's claims are not true.

I tried everything but can't accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 5.5 seconds (in any mode, and at any weight).



Hope you guys like it. I'd appreciate the hit of the LIKE BUTTON or a comment.

MORE VIDEOS WILL FOLLOW

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      07-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Okay but what is the fastest time you got on low fuel?

Also it looks like you didn't get a good start there. Try raising the revs to 2k with your foot on the brake. Then release brake and floor the throttle.
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      07-05-2012, 04:38 AM   #3
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Okay but what is the fastest time you got on low fuel?

Also it looks like you didn't get a good start there. Try raising the revs to 2k with your foot on the brake. Then release brake and floor the throttle.
I tried it also with 1/8th of Fuel left and also tried revving it more before I launch just no chance. The German car magazine "Auto, Motor und Sport" got it down to 5 seconds to 100 kmh. I don't know how they did it cause I'm not a noob in this business. Have been driving fast cars my whole life. I'll see if I can find out more.
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      07-05-2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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Do you have a Launch Control option?

Or it's not available?

To go under 5 sec you have to go perfect from the start, but for this car more impressive is the torque and the way you can overpass
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Do you have a Launch Control option?

Or it's not available?

To go under 5 sec you have to go perfect from the start, but for this car more impressive is the torque and the way you can overpass
No launch control. It has the 8-speed sport auto which shifts incredible fast, but doesn't offer launch control.
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does the M550d use a different 8spd trans from the regular F10's (535 and 550)?

The trans looks like it shifts super fast and crisp!

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Love that car. Are swapping the 535d for one of these next summer!!!
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does the M550d use a different 8spd trans from the regular F10's (535 and 550)?

The trans looks like it shifts super fast and crisp!

Alan
I am not sure to be honest. I have a 535d with sport auto too, and I was very surprised when I picked up the M550d and did my first shifts. It shifts incredible fast and you even feel the shifts (even more than in the M3 DKG). It reminded me a LITTLE bit of the SMG . BMW has incredible sporty Auto Transmissions. It also holds the gears if you want it to.
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i concur with Alan, that tranny shift so fast.
Congrats. I really like the performance on this car.
Too bad we don't have it in the states
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it looks like is not much faster or no faster at all than the audi a6 3.d biturbo.
the 535d is surely slower than audi. what is happening with bmw?
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BMW is a little bit heavier
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the car has not enough km on it... After 10.000 Km my car went much faster...
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too little difference to justify the price on m550d
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      07-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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are you shifting manually?

it looks like you could get a little more juice out of each gear - you're shifting too soon
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are you shifting manually?

it looks like you could get a little more juice out of each gear - you're shifting too soon

No as you can see it is in S mode (which is Sport Auto). And I also have to say no to your second point. This is not a petrol high rev engine. The torque is the main power in this car and past 4500 rpm is almost none of it left.
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too little difference to justify the price on m550d
But this guy from Sport Auto or whatever that is shifts way too late.
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No as you can see it is in S mode (which is Sport Auto). And I also have to say no to your second point. This is not a petrol high rev engine. The torque is the main power in this car and past 4500 rpm is almost none of it left.
ahh i didn't think about that i guess
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ahh i didn't think about that i guess

No problem But the car was still fun, even it wasn't as fast as I expected.
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But this guy from Sport Auto or whatever that is shifts way too late.
I disagree, you have to pull until redline.
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I disagree, you have to pull until redline.
Well then you are wrong I believe. I mean the fastest and safest way to do it is with the S Auto mode and it shifts sooner then redline and also when I drive it manually I would learn to shift earlier cause you dramatically lose power in the top range.

Look it up my friend or go for a test drive.
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ahh i didn't think about that i guess

No problem But the car was still fun, even it wasn't as fast as I expected.
do you still have the Dinan E60 M5 anyway?
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