Pricing Announced for BMW 530e iPerformance ($51,400) and M550i xDrive ($72,100)!

by Mark Jurista on January 9, 2017, 11:21 am
BMW M550i xDrive Pricing Announced

Today, during its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, BMW announced pricing for the latest additions to the new BMW 5 Series model portfolio: the BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan and the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan. Both vehicles will be arriving in U.S. showrooms in spring 2017.

The 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan will be available starting at $51,400 and the BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance Sedan for $53,700, plus $995 Destination and Handling. As the fourth addition to the U.S. iPerformance model portfolio, BMW once again showcases its commitment to efficiency without compromising dynamics. As for its power source, trailblazing BMW eDrive technology teams up an eDrive electric motor with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo combustion engine to create an exceptionally efficient and powerful plug-in hybrid drive system. Combined system output of 248 hp and 310 lb-ft. of peak torque propels the BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and the BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance Sedan in 5.8 seconds. The iPerformance badge attached to all of BMW's plug-in hybrid models bears testimony to the transfer of engineering excellence from BMW i.

Get all the details on the first ever BMW 530e iPerformance Models

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The 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Sedan will be available starting at $72,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling. This vehicle takes the top spot in the current BMW 5 Series lineup and is the latest addition to the BMW M Performance model family of vehicles that combine everyday usability with the power and driving dynamics that will elate even the most discerning enthusiast. The BMW M550i xDrive Sedan is also the first M Performance model to be powered by a specifically modified M Performance TwinPower Turbo 4.4 liter 8-cylinder engine. This V8 is equipped with two twin-scroll turbochargers and features a High Precision Injection system, Valvetronic fully variable valve lift and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing control. This technology adds up to an output of 456 hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 480 lb-ft from just 1,800 rpm, propelling the BMW M550i xDrive Sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and then on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Adding to this state-of-the-art engine are BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive with rear-wheel bias and a bespoke M Performance chassis set-up, helping to create the fastest and most agile BMW 5 Series to date.

Read about the all-new BMW M550i Model

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27 responses to Pricing Announced for BMW 530e iPerformance ($51,400) and M550i xDrive ($72,100)!

jagu commented:
January 9, 2017, 1:57 pm

Price of the 550ix is not that bad, since it includes the M package already. I'll just need the 20 inch wheels , M adaptive pro suspension and head up display. That should keep it under $80k.
AggieKnight commented:
January 9, 2017, 2:22 pm

That pricing isn't bad. My last 550 was $86k all-in and fully loaded. I don't remember the base price but I don't think it's more than $3k less than that.

Now I just need options lists to start playing!
FadyDizzle commented:
January 9, 2017, 4:30 pm

Probably too early to tell, but any thoughts on when the 530e will be orderable at dealers? I have a lease ending Feb 21st and would love to go for that over a 530i if I can. Once I have an order #, I know I can wait until April launch to get the car if that's the case.
Me530 commented:
January 9, 2017, 5:37 pm

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Originally Posted by jagu View Post
Price of the 550ix is not that bad, since it includes the M package already. I'll just need the 20 inch wheels , M adaptive pro suspension and head up display. That should keep it under $80k.
Those items will be buried in $10,000 worth of packages. (just guessing)
MarkJK commented:
January 9, 2017, 8:16 pm

Looks like well equipped G30 540i's, i.e. with most or all of the packages, come out slightly cheaper than similarly spec'd 2016 F10's, due to the fact that the Lighting Package is included for the 540i. I assume the same will be true for the M550i.
ImolaRedM commented:
January 9, 2017, 11:21 pm

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Originally Posted by AggieKnight View Post
That pricing isn't bad. My last 550 was $86k all-in and fully loaded. I don't remember the base price but I don't think it's more than $3k less than that.

Now I just need options lists to start playing!
I have my Monroney sticker for my 2014 535dx in front of me and the MSRP was 87,075 and that's not fully loaded (missing RSE, B&O audio, ceramic controls). I'm sure BMWNA will find a way for us to bump the M550i over 90k if we want to.
ImolaRedM commented:
January 9, 2017, 11:31 pm

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Originally Posted by MarkJK View Post
Looks like well equipped G30 540i's, i.e. with most or all of the packages, come out slightly cheaper than similarly spec'd 2016 F10's, due to the fact that the Lighting Package is included for the 540i. I assume the same will be true for the M550i.
Are you sure that the standard LED headlights won't have incandescent turn signals? I wouldn't bet on it. Look closely at the #5 in the image below.
Stealth.Pilot commented:
January 10, 2017, 12:27 am

I can't wait to see the full price list. I'm going to do what I did last time! 550 to M5 to LCI M5.
AggieKnight commented:
January 10, 2017, 4:57 am

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Originally Posted by ImolaRedM View Post
I have my Monroney sticker for my 2014 535dx in front of me and the MSRP was 87,075 and that's not fully loaded (missing RSE, B&O audio, ceramic controls). I'm sure BMWNA will find a way for us to bump the M550i over 90k if we want to.
Truly, my F10 lacked B&O sound, rear seat entertainment and I don't remember Ceramic controls being offered back then. Just Exec package, Driving something, Driving something plus, another package, and because it's a BMW package. You got me there. ;-)

(intended to be humorous not sarcastic)
pony_trekker commented:
January 10, 2017, 8:34 am

My last 535 was 68k MSRP.


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pharding commented:
January 10, 2017, 8:38 am

I am going to hold off placing a G30 order until late January when I can actually see the difference between a well equipped 540i M Sport and the M550i. If the difference is $100 or less on my monthly lease payment then I'll do the M550i. It also depends upon the availability of Active Cruise Control on the M550i. I won't lease a car without that.
casper commented:
January 10, 2017, 8:50 am

I will wait for price configuration on 550 to compare, but I suspect it will end up around $95 k after some options .

A fully loaded E43 is $85k and the 550 is a lot better car.




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Stealth.Pilot commented:
January 10, 2017, 9:10 am

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Originally Posted by pharding View Post
I am going to hold off placing a G30 order until late January when I can actually see the difference between a well equipped 540i M Sport and the M550i. If the difference is $100 or less on my monthly lease payment then I'll do the M550i. It also depends upon the availability of Active Cruise Control on the M550i. I won't lease a car without that.
It has active cruise control. It has the full suite of driver aides. Something the m5 probably won't have (BMW are idiots in this regard. They think M5 buyer is too sporting to want driver aides, while Porsche and AMG serve them up and people love them).
ImolaRedM commented:
January 10, 2017, 10:48 am

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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot View Post
It has active cruise control. It has the full suite of driver aides. Something the m5 probably won't have (BMW are idiots in this regard. They think M5 buyer is too sporting to want driver aides, while Porsche and AMG serve them up and people love them).
That's true for the last generation but I would be genuinely surprised if the F90 doesn't have ACC+S&G.
MarkJK commented:
January 10, 2017, 6:35 pm

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Originally Posted by ImolaRedM View Post
Are you sure that the standard LED headlights won't have incandescent turn signals? I wouldn't bet on it. Look closely at the #5 in the image below.
My mistake: 552 Icon adaptive Full led is part of the premium package for the 540, while it is a separate package on the 530.

In 2016 the premium package for the 535iX was 1,500, and LED headlights were an additional 1,900. In 2017, the premium package for the 540 is 1,950 and includes LED. Even if you add the power tailgate for 500 which was part of the premium package in 2016, these options come out about 1,000 cheaper in 2017 than in 2016.
MarkJK commented:
January 10, 2017, 7:58 pm

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Originally Posted by pharding View Post
I am going to hold off placing a G30 order until late January when I can actually see the difference between a well equipped 540i M Sport and the M550i. If the difference is $100 or less on my monthly lease payment then I'll do the M550i. It also depends upon the availability of Active Cruise Control on the M550i. I won't lease a car without that.
Looking at the official photos of the M550i I don't see the large radar sensor below the kidney grille that would be part of the Active Cruise Control. I can see three possible explanations:

1) they did a better job integrating the sensor into the front fender on the M550 than on the other models

2) the car in the photos was not equipped with ACC even though it is available

3) it's not available

Barring some technical issues I am not aware of it would be quite idiotic for BMW not to offer this option on the M550i and the M5 (I know it's not offered on the current M3 and M5). In addition to the cruise control functionality, the long range radar also improves the collision warning system. I don't see why anybody wouldn't want that on their car. My current 550i is equipped with it and even though I almost never use cruise control I will get this feature again on my next car if available.
ImolaRedM commented:
January 10, 2017, 11:00 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJK View Post
Looking at the official photos of the M550i I don't see the large radar sensor below the kidney grille that would be part of the Active Cruise Control. I can see three possible explanations:

1) they did a better job integrating the sensor into the front fender on the M550 than on the other models

2) the car in the photos was not equipped with ACC even though it is available

3) it's not available
I think (hope) it's #2. There is another M550i floating around that clearly has the sensor. The M550i on the BMW.com page also has the sensor. However, anything is possible and we will know for sure when the order guide is published.
the kidd commented:
January 11, 2017, 6:06 pm

for that price ill take an M2
AntDX316 commented:
January 13, 2017, 4:21 am

The 155mph limiter is great. It saves lives but I think the real reason is the 168mph rated tires that come with the vehicles from the factory.
Rick24C commented:
January 28, 2017, 10:51 pm

That is correct, it is the tire rating.


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jkjjpc commented:
January 29, 2017, 10:27 am

Am I reading the pricing of the 530e and 530i correctly. Based on the pricing thread at the top of the G30 page and the price stated here the 530e is only $200 more than the 530i. That contrasts to the 330e, which is $5350 more than the 330i.

If correct this could be an indication that BMW is adjusting the base price to help move the 530e rather than having large credits.
FadyDizzle commented:
January 29, 2017, 4:49 pm

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Originally Posted by jkjjpc View Post
Am I reading the pricing of the 530e and 530i correctly. Based on the pricing thread at the top of the G30 page and the price stated here the 530e is only $200 more than the 530i. That contrasts to the 330e, which is $5350 more than the 330i.

If correct this could be an indication that BMW is adjusting the base price to help move the 530e rather than having large credits.
Ya that's right, but no one knows the individual package pricing and if there's any difference in standard equipment between the two. For example, split folding rear seat could be an upgrade option on the 530e (or not even available) while it's included on the 530i. Something I'm patiently waiting for is seeing those option packages on the 530e as soon as their available, hopefully soon.

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CGP commented:
January 29, 2017, 9:25 pm

What I would do to get a 550 for $72,000. My F10 550 in Canada was over $100,000
ImolaRedM commented:
January 29, 2017, 9:44 pm

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What I would do to get a 550 for $72,000. My F10 550 in Canada was over $100,000
$100,000 CAD == $76,000 USD.

Lots of companies hiring in Seattle.
ssj commented:
January 29, 2017, 10:08 pm

I wonder how much the 530e battery costs to replace. I was reading a thread about a $20k cost for replacing battery in a hybrid 750.


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CGP commented:
January 29, 2017, 11:09 pm

haha, good one. Unfortunately when I bought my 550 the Canadian dollar was worth more than the US dollar. It can happen.
ImolaRedM commented:
January 29, 2017, 11:12 pm

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Originally Posted by ssj View Post
I wonder how much the 530e battery costs to replace. I was reading a thread about a $20k cost for replacing battery in a hybrid 750.


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That seems high but the impact of loss of battery capacity in a hybrid isn't quite as noticeable as in a BEV. For example, Tesla's run about $30,000 to $35,000 for a new battery. And in their case the car won't travel as far when it's time to replace the battery (8-10 years). In eight years time I doubt most people will be willing to replace the battery on a 530e or 740e because their electric range went from 28 miles down to 18 miles when they still have enough fuel in their gas tank to take them another 500 miles.