The driving dynamics of the BMW 5 Series Touring.

All BMW vehicles share one trait: incomparable dynamics. This characteristic is especially tangible in the BMW 5 Series Touring – every metre travelled is a chance to experience pure driving pleasure.

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The BMW M550d xDrive benefits from the unique expertise of BMW M engineers, with a special, fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and steering system. The end result is an automobile that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort and everyday usability. Striking details underline the sporty character and set the vehicle apart, both inside and out, from other BMW 5 Series Touring models − M genes included.

  • Exterior
  • Interior


You can feel the sporty driving pleasure that the chassis of the BMW 5 Series Touring transmits from the road directly to your steering wheel, while guaranteeing safety and the highest possible comfort. In addition, it confidently meets a variety of requirements: as taut as it is comfortable, dynamic and safe. 50:50 weight distribution between the axles and perfect coordination of the components makes this possible.
The aluminium integral rear axle isolates the road vibrations from the engine and allows more power transmission and comfort. This characteristic can be further refined with the optional integral active steering. The double-arm front axle ensures wheels grip the road tightly. The aluminium structure eliminates unnecessary weight while increasing rigidity, and in the case of a collision, it absorbs the forces of the impact to provide maximum passenger protection. Sporty manoeuvres can be carried out smoothly in every driving situation without any unnecessary jolting of passengers.

  • Self-levelling suspension fitted as standard
  • Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive Drive

BMW xDrive.

The intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, always offering outstanding traction. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) your car remains directionally stable and on track. Responding in a fraction of a second, xDrive distributes the drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip. In this way, xDrive combines the advantages of all-wheel drive – traction, directional stability and safety – with classic BMW agility.


Improving manoeuvrability and agility.

The integral active steering for automobiles with rear-wheel drive combines passively steering rear wheels with variable steering ratio at the front axle. At speeds of up to approx. 60 km/h the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This subjectively shortens the wheelbase, improving manoeuvrability and agility. At speeds of up to approx. 60 km/h the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels. This subjectively extends the wheelbase, increasing stability and comfort – especially when changing lane quickly and abruptly.


The Driving Experience Control gives you the choice: you use the button in the centre console to activate the desired mode. Change from Comfort mode, with the standard engine and transmission settings, to ECO PRO Mode, geared towards efficiency, or Sport mode, which enables more dynamic driving. You can see underneath the rev counter which setting is currently activated.

  • ECO PRO Mode
  • Preview assistant
  • ECO PRO Route and coasting
  • Sport mode
  • Predictive Drive Train


The 8-speed Steptronic transmission makes changing gears and driving significantly more convenient, thanks to fast engine speed transitions and shorter shift times. It unites outstanding comfort with palpable dynamics and increased fuel-efficiency. Gears can also be changed manually using the selector lever.