BMW M5 vs BMW M550i comparison - the V8 performance duel!

This is our in-depth comparison review of the BMW M5 vs BMW M550i. We're taking a look at Exterior, Interior and the driving experience.

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00:00 First sound check
00:35 Exterior comparison M550i vs M5
01:45 Exhaust note comparison
02:00 V8 Engine
03:04 Key fob and colors
03:56 Rear comparison
05:06 Side with wheels and technology
06:54 Trunk
07:17 Interior BMW M550i
10:18 Rear seats
10:36 Interior BMW M5
12:51 Autobahn driving M5 with acceleration
19:06 Dynamic driving M5 with RWD test
21:37 Autobahn driving BMW M550i with acceleration
27:01 Dynamic driving BMW M550i
29:20 Which one to take home?



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  1. Autogefühl

    Autogefühl

    Maand geleden

    ►Follow us on Instagram @autogefuehl and @thomas.letsgo ►Subscribe here: nlid.info ►Compare the BMW M550i vs 540i: nlid.info/cloud/nauoe2BrdKttxNM/video.html ►Compare the Audi RS7: nlid.info/cloud/oIWanHakgaB6lq0/video.html 00:00 First sound check 00:35 Exterior comparison M550i vs M5 01:45 Exhaust note comparison 02:00 V8 Engine 03:04 Key fob and colors 03:56 Rear comparison 05:06 Side with wheels and technology 06:54 Trunk 07:17 Interior BMW M550i 10:18 Rear seats 10:36 Interior BMW M5 12:51 Autobahn driving M5 with acceleration 19:06 Dynamic driving M5 with RWD test 21:37 Autobahn driving BMW M550i with acceleration 27:01 Dynamic driving BMW M550i 29:20 Which one to take home? #BMW #BMWM5 #BMWM550i Transparency note: Autogefühl videos are independent and free from editorial influence on opinion and rating. But since manufacturers enable us to do the reviews in the first place, for legal reasons this video is marked as _advertisement_.

  2. Milan Hamos

    Milan Hamos

    2 dagen geleden

    I was looking for this kind of video back in March/April ... then I decided to go for M850i GC and I'm very happy :) Anyway, great video like always.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      2 dagen geleden

      Thanks 😊

  3. K.C.E.

    K.C.E.

    3 dagen geleden

    550i Vmax since last BMW Update 252 km/h real 246 km/h!!! New BMW Cars ECU since 6/2020 not tuneable and not cracked, no eliminating of the Vmax possible!! No discussion M5 of course... I don't buy a car with 530 hp and will be overtaken by a Golf GTI performance or Hyundai I30N.

  4. HiTek

    HiTek

    7 dagen geleden

    Full extended Merino real authentic leather is the only way to go Thomas in the end!

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      7 dagen geleden

      Thank you very much for your interest in this topic. As a start, please tune in to what the animal leather industry tried to do here with our channel: nlid.info/cloud/pYiTdKaAnpp7za0/video.html In general, depending on the animal skin grade, the animals are specifically raised for this matter. However even if meat would be the reason no.1 in other cases, the hide remains one of the most profitable body parts. That means: If manufacturers put animal leather in a car and you accept it as a customer, you give your money to an industry that earns money by oppressing humans, animals and destroys the environment, you make them more profitable. Also, if you turn the argument around "meat is the waste of the leather industry" you realize how biased the argument is. After all, would you care for which body part you would murdered? Or imagine someone robs you on the street and beats you to death - would it matter to you if it was for your Smartphone or for your purse? The animal agriculture industry occupies 2/3 of all farm land on this planet which cannot be used for direct human nutrition then. That is extremely inefficient. The no.1 cause for deforestation is the animal industry. It is also one of the biggest contributor to climate change. The amount of land, resources, energy and water being used is beyond imagination. If you are interested in how the animals are being treated and transported in the global leather industry, watch this footage: nlid.info/cloud/q6OedHGho2qUmak/video.html Note that the footage is genuine and was recorded by a highly decorated investigative journalist in Germany I know myself personally. For the alternative, you can either use artificial fabrics which can be made from recyclables (we have already shown a lot of vehicles that use great fabric seats from PET-bottles etc.) or more and more also from plant-based materials (like Pinatex). And even if you would create a seat completely with petroleum without a recycling share, the amount of oil being used for that is nothing in comparing just to once fueling up your car. In practical reasons, fabric or microfibre seats are just more useful. You do not sweat in summer and it is not cold in winter. Not using animal skin on seats is a major issue of animal rights, human rights - and after all just of common sense what is better both for the environment and just more practical and more luxurious for the customer. We cannot change what we have bought in the past (that also counts for ourselves of course!), but with more information and compassion we can change how we decide in the future.

  5. Karl Anttila Sr.

    Karl Anttila Sr.

    8 dagen geleden

    Is there an English version of this video?

  6. 有时真忍不住笑

    有时真忍不住笑

    10 dagen geleden

    For daily drive and enjoy life, 550 is better than the M

  7. Nelson Horsley

    Nelson Horsley

    10 dagen geleden

    I love my '21 550i. A pure pleasure to drive. Always leave the exhaust sound in sport. I have the adaptive handling package which is great. More than enough power unless you are going road racing. For the money it is the best of the best and so beautiful! If at all possible take delivery at the BMW Performance School so you can see what the car will really do if needed. A great experience.

  8. jaworq

    jaworq

    12 dagen geleden

    I take more comfy but still strong car which is M550i

  9. Jack Huang

    Jack Huang

    18 dagen geleden

    The vulgar impulse historically smile because peak hepatosplenomegaly pat round a massive hexagon. snotty, flagrant cathedral

  10. David Morello

    David Morello

    21 dag geleden

    For me, I have the M550i but here is my wish list. I'd like to be able to upgrade the interior to the next level with better leather and more of it, like Porsche lets you do.

    • Paul Bartel

      Paul Bartel

      10 dagen geleden

      Same here. Thus, going for the M5.

  11. Tilen Suhadolnik

    Tilen Suhadolnik

    21 dag geleden

    Great video Thomas 👍👍👍

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      20 dagen geleden

      🙏🙏

  12. Max Mazaiwana

    Max Mazaiwana

    22 dagen geleden

    Hey Thomas, if I want to purchase a vehicle would you assist?

  13. Ravindra Verma

    Ravindra Verma

    22 dagen geleden

    Many comments are from people who can not afford a real M car, so they silence their ego to say M550i is good enough. However, if you want to buy a performance car, real M is the one, if you are looking for a car for your family, and have a punch to overtake a Toyota, 530 is good enough for you. Hear the real verdict, which every 550i lover missed on purpose: @31:00 "The difference is bigger than expected"....." M5 is more performance more fun", so if you are behind the performance, M5 is the way to go, if you are limited on Cash, then enjoy "poor men's M5" .. i.e... M550i

  14. Andrew Thomson

    Andrew Thomson

    24 dagen geleden

    IMO M550i sounds way better.

  15. C T

    C T

    24 dagen geleden

    So that’s a bit of difference in acceleration ( Which you could sort it with a 2k remap? ) comfort better as you will drive on roads not track, so that’s your answer. Unless you wanna flash your m5, mm550i is lots better

  16. C T

    C T

    24 dagen geleden

    30k difference? You crazy, give me 1000 horses more and I would not care. M550i

  17. T J

    T J

    26 dagen geleden

    My '21 M550i is "At the Port", hopefully headed to USA by the end of July :)

    • T J

      T J

      2 uur geleden

      @Shivam Desai Congratulations!! I love that color, looks great with the blacked out taillights. What specs does it have? I too contemplated the M5, wish I test drove both but decided on the m550i because most reviewers said it's a better daily driver. I'm sure the M5 is incredible, but the power in this m550i is mind blowing already. Have you drove one yet?

    • Shivam Desai

      Shivam Desai

      3 uur geleden

      @T J ended up securing the bernina, I’ll have it Monday, and yeah I have been contemplating this or m5 for months, said screw it and have the more practical car

    • T J

      T J

      11 uur geleden

      @Shivam Desai Still waiting, it's on a ship that's only a couple days away. I went with Alpine White with Ivory interior. I test drove a 2020 recently, its amazing how powerful the engine is. I love the bernina grey, nice color. Good luck and congrats!

    • Shivam Desai

      Shivam Desai

      Dag geleden

      Where’s it at, I’m lookin at a bernina grey m550 right now, can either wait for 2 black ones that hit the port tmrw or just grab the bernina tmrw but let’s see

  18. han cai

    han cai

    27 dagen geleden

    The aspiring keyboarding firstly shop because ashtray inadvertently escape across a kind quiet. spectacular, honorable bangladesh

  19. Lt. Scheisskopf

    Lt. Scheisskopf

    27 dagen geleden

    I live in the mountains with fairly smooth and relatively fast roads, the M5 would be my pick 🏁

  20. Mark's Cars

    Mark's Cars

    27 dagen geleden

    M550i all day long for me. I’ve had two M5s (now awaiting the delivery of my M340i) and they were lovely, but the ‘cooking’ versions are more discreet whilst being barely any slower or less capable.

  21. andy roberts

    andy roberts

    28 dagen geleden

    Please do a similar comparison between the X5M and X5M550i

  22. Robert Ehlers

    Robert Ehlers

    28 dagen geleden

    Sorry, Thomas. Matte paint doesn't appeal to me, I would prefer the shiny gray 550i.

  23. js

    js

    28 dagen geleden

    Great performance! It will be fun for a few weeks until you realize you should've gone for comfort instead :D

  24. Jothi Chandran

    Jothi Chandran

    28 dagen geleden

    I am checking for the video but i get this by google and thanks for the explanation but i love m5 so i choosed M5 in blue color

  25. Paul Raftis

    Paul Raftis

    29 dagen geleden

    Thanks for doing that, I have 2022 M550 coming in September, cannot wait! Great explanations about the comparables!

  26. D H

    D H

    29 dagen geleden

    Wish they had the option of round dials on the digital dash; the numbers round the edges are hard to read.

  27. Douglas Garage

    Douglas Garage

    29 dagen geleden

    It bmw m550i is max confort the bmw m5 good Jobs

  28. TBG

    TBG

    29 dagen geleden

    Great video! Do a review on the Alpina B5 next if you can!

  29. LuluDemon

    LuluDemon

    Maand geleden

    the last generation of good-looking BMWs

    • Sina Bagheri

      Sina Bagheri

      24 dagen geleden

      true. chances are they are going to ruin the next gen 5 series with an oversized grill too.

  30. EsspressoMan1

    EsspressoMan1

    Maand geleden

    Those daytime running lights are awful looks like Ford Taurus lights. sorry to say Bmw is slipping

  31. Alex C

    Alex C

    Maand geleden

    ‘Choice of power’: Perfect 👍🏼

  32. VDubya

    VDubya

    Maand geleden

    Great video. They go like a stabbed rat!

  33. 外村弘樹

    外村弘樹

    Maand geleden

    He doesn't understand how to operate this car

  34. 外村弘樹

    外村弘樹

    Maand geleden

    nanimo rikaisiteinai

  35. Stan Mathers

    Stan Mathers

    Maand geleden

    I will take any BMW, but between these 2, i will go to the M5 competition , specially with the ability of turning it to RWD monster, and alot of adjustment .

  36. Davy Tolman

    Davy Tolman

    Maand geleden

    When you need the goods, Thomas always delivers - more than anyone else on NLid.

  37. Krane

    Krane

    Maand geleden

    I can appreciate the exclusiveness of a matte paint scheme but I would never chose one. I feel the same way about stripes and decals.

  38. K

    K

    Maand geleden

    Liked a lot this new style of delivering the info. A bit less formal and more direct and vibrant, less image stabilization and 60 fps - awesome. Thank you Autogefühl

  39. ZGdebeli

    ZGdebeli

    Maand geleden

    Just receive my 2021 M550i and it's the best car I ever had, had several Audi RS models.....but this car, for public road, for taking kids to school, for daily...is the BEST!

    • T J

      T J

      26 dagen geleden

      Great to hear that. My 21 M550i should be here in a couple weeks

  40. Aki1ro

    Aki1ro

    Maand geleden

    Super review! Genau was ich brauchte. Ich muss mal sehen ob wir hier in der US diese M performance sitze bestellen können für der M550i. Die sind echt cool! Sehen auch bequem aus 😊! Danke Thomas!!

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      Thanks =)

  41. Andrei Pashkov

    Andrei Pashkov

    Maand geleden

    If I lived in Germany, I would definitely buy one, but here in Belgium everything above 190 pk will ruin your driverlicense and portemonee

  42. 박동석

    박동석

    Maand geleden

    bmw is not reliable

  43. Mamadou Aziza

    Mamadou Aziza

    Maand geleden

    Tesla's Model S Plaid has made these BMW cars irrelevant...

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      @Mamadou Aziza Really? I've never heard anyone say they prefer a touch screen over conventional switches and knobs. Have you? In any event, what tech does the Tesla have the the BMW does not?

    • Mamadou Aziza

      Mamadou Aziza

      Maand geleden

      @Krane There is no doubt that the BMW cars are far superior in build quality compared to a Tesla, however, BMW seems so dated compared to the simplicity of a Tesla. The new iDrive 8 and all those buttons inside the upcoming BMWs look confusing and messy.. There is no way the i4 will outsell the Model 3, consumers want tech.

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      Hardly. They may lead in straight line performance, but there's a lot more to cars than just drag racing. I'd go crazy fiddling with that touch screen. And the Tesla's interiors are far, far behind the competition.

  44. R Cauthen

    R Cauthen

    Maand geleden

    Great review, I've upgraded from a M550 which, is a great car to a M5 Comp which is simply a breast! To me a better comparison would have been a M550 vs standard or non competition M5 from a cost and ride quality perspective. The M5 Comp was made for the track in mind; therefore, the ride quality and cost will be more. By the way, the new LCI M5 Comp suspension has been tweaked for '21 (taken from the M8) and rides much smoother than the pre LCI M5 Comp.

  45. chimaeraSPK

    chimaeraSPK

    Maand geleden

    Maybe my ears deceive me, but I think the M550 sounds better.

    • Christmas Is Awesome

      Christmas Is Awesome

      Maand geleden

      Less Turbos interferance.

  46. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith

    Maand geleden

    I had an M5 Comp for a while and loved it but it couldn’t help thinking it was too harsh and compromised for an everyday driver. If I had the choice between these two cars I’d take the M550i everyday and twice on Sunday. It’s the perfect all-round performance saloon.

    • K.C.E.

      K.C.E.

      3 dagen geleden

      @Brandon Jackson BMW Cars from 6/2020 are not ECU tuneable. Not possible to eliminate the ECU. Only piggyback bullshit.

    • K.C.E.

      K.C.E.

      3 dagen geleden

      550i Vmax since last BMW Update 252 km/h real 246 km/h!!! New BMW Cars ECU since 6/2020 not tuneable and not cracked, no eliminating of the Vmax possible!! I don't buy a car with 530 hp and will be overtaken by a Golf GTI performance or Hyundai I30N.

    • Christmas Is Awesome

      Christmas Is Awesome

      21 dag geleden

      @Brandon Jackson M550i is definitely better as a DD. M5 needs an aftermarket suspension and lighter wheels to soften it up.

    • Brandon Jackson

      Brandon Jackson

      21 dag geleden

      I too had an M5. Had it for about a week and decided that I wasn’t going to be able to tolerate the ride as a daily driver. I felt EVERY small bump in the road. I also wasn’t a fan of the seats, particularly the thigh boosters. They were too thick and non-adjustable. I traded it in for a m550i and couldn’t be happier. With a $2k tune, it’s now just as a fast, or maybe even a little faster, than the M5! It’s the perfect combo of fast and comfort, at least for me it is.

    • Hisamuran

      Hisamuran

      28 dagen geleden

      Shame that we don't get the non competition M5 in the UK (not sure why really). Otherwise M550i all the way (being in the UK)

  47. Johan Leibert

    Johan Leibert

    Maand geleden

    Why it's doesn't fart when u accelerate?

  48. Billy Boy

    Billy Boy

    Maand geleden

    One is heavy, the other is heavier.

  49. othullo

    othullo

    Maand geleden

    One of the signature of m cars used to be the wider wheel arch fender, it didn't seem obvious on m5, is it visibly wider than M550i or they just cheaper out with what black plastic rim to cover the wider tires??? If so then it totally kills my desire for m5. Probably will take the cheaper M550i with a sun roof vs the carbon fiber roof if it's not wider n lower

  50. Daniel Lippmann

    Daniel Lippmann

    Maand geleden

    Best choice would be the Alpina B5 👍🏼🥳

  51. Dinoj Gershon

    Dinoj Gershon

    Maand geleden

    Hi Thomas, could could please give a standard equipment list when you review a car . Your channel lover's suggestion😁

  52. Gareth X

    Gareth X

    Maand geleden

    I will pick the 550i

  53. Peanut Buzzard

    Peanut Buzzard

    Maand geleden

    I like how you got both cars in the same color.

  54. ridley407

    ridley407

    Maand geleden

    With the facelifted M5 I only see M5 competition model. I haven't seen the regular M5 without the competition package. I guess they don't make those any more. Only the M5 competition

  55. SatanKlaus

    SatanKlaus

    Maand geleden

    You can have these crappy V8's. The only good BMW is a straight six.

  56. Lt. Sean Topper Harley

    Lt. Sean Topper Harley

    Maand geleden

    550i for me! Much cooler in my opinion. Plus a little extra cash for a few special options.

    • 80

      80" Reach

      29 dagen geleden

      I got mine a while back, live it

  57. Emanuell L

    Emanuell L

    Maand geleden

    I'm seeing this M5 every single day it's a beast of a car! It sounds way better when you hear it in person:D

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      Well with today's movement to electric cars that exhaust note will soon become obsolete. That growl is no longer the de facto indicator of power or speed.

  58. Luismi Y7

    Luismi Y7

    Maand geleden

    Great a cars! Great vídeo! BMW 👍🏻👌🏻😍

  59. Nicholas Wood

    Nicholas Wood

    Maand geleden

    Who in their right mind would even consider buying an ice car. They are becoming an embarrassment.

  60. Aby Mathew

    Aby Mathew

    Maand geleden

    Jaguar designed headlights...🤔🤔

  61. Chemist

    Chemist

    Maand geleden

    Great review! I like the M3 manual, can't wait to get one on order here in the USA!

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      thanks stay with us!

  62. Ofir Sagi

    Ofir Sagi

    Maand geleden

    Save money and get a 540i in Thomas blue

    • ♛ĦăŁį ĞâĻį♛

      ♛ĦăŁį ĞâĻį♛

      19 dagen geleden

      Sadly it sound shit even doe it has the B58, which sounds quite good in the supra or m340i. I dont get it. Maybe new exhaust system

    • Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Maand geleden

      Even better idea. Can seriously spec it up and still be cheaper than these.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      that's the best price-performance choice indeed :)

  63. Josh Miller

    Josh Miller

    Maand geleden

    Wow, that key is almost as big as an old flip-phone! 😂 Why you wanna carry that crap in your pocket is beyond me, while you can have everything (and more) on an app on your phone (which you are carrying anyway).

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      Wait, so you can carry an even bigger phone but the key fob is too big?

    • Mamadou Aziza

      Mamadou Aziza

      Maand geleden

      You give either the key or your phone to your assistant to carry.. If you have the money for these cars, you have the money for an assistant and a driver... Duh.

  64. peter konrad

    peter konrad

    Maand geleden

    du könntest doch mal eine vorstellung nur auf deutsch machen. für die fans sozusagen. "in voller länge, voller auflösung, los gehts!"

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      =)

  65. Piotr Pelczar

    Piotr Pelczar

    Maand geleden

    The new editing is quick like the M5.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      hehe =)

  66. wszystkojedno

    wszystkojedno

    Maand geleden

    M550i !

  67. G

    G

    Maand geleden

    Very engaging review. As always! Many thanks. G.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      thanks stay with us!

  68. Michail Jankow

    Michail Jankow

    Maand geleden

    BMW , what that means? B ei M ercedes W eggeschmiessen. Translation from German Language: " The remaining material from building Mercedes Benz cars they use to build BMW , just a German joke! Mercedes the Best or nothing! That is the brand that is most copied in the World! Use to have E34, M5 in the 90 and E39 ,M5 the E34 use not to give me troubles, but E39, M5 was a disaster, electric, electronic, the dashboard sometime is looking like a disco lights! Hated that car by the divorce I left that car to my second ex wife , good punishment for her!😂😂😂

  69. Munditimum Mosu

    Munditimum Mosu

    Maand geleden

    Thanks Tomas as always for the beautiful quality and auto content. M550i is definitely for me. Would actually love to see M550i vs 750i and M5 vs M8. Cheers!

  70. D Sak

    D Sak

    Maand geleden

    Hi Thomas, very nice comparison for the 2 BMW V8s, thank you. But I must say the advertisements were a bit to many.

  71. Rob L.

    Rob L.

    Maand geleden

    I've always liked the models one step down from the fastest version. More of the power and capability is usable in real world driving, usually a smoother and more compliant ride, quieter, but still very sporty when you want it to be. Also less fuel and insurance costs as well as lower sticker price. I like my Audi S3, and I think my next vehicle will be an M340i.

    • Danny

      Danny

      Maand geleden

      Wrong, usually the M models have fully forged components and better cooling leading to a more robust engine.

    • Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Maand geleden

      @Krane Agree with that mindset.

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      That's my motto too except with major purchases. When it comes to cars, I always choose the top-of-the-line. I always felt it better to have a fully spec'ed S4 than an entry level A6.

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      @Lt. Sean Topper Harley On the other hand, its the maximum configuration so it will require the maximum care and focus.

    • Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Maand geleden

      They also tend to be more reliable since the manufacturer isn't squeezing every last hp out of it.

  72. jenGD3

    jenGD3

    Maand geleden

    21:50 I learnt some German today haha

  73. George

    George

    Maand geleden

    I would get m550i

  74. Alber. A

    Alber. A

    Maand geleden

    Incredible pair of cars👌🏻 Love BMW, and love the 5 series in particular, to be honest

  75. fartamplifer

    fartamplifer

    Maand geleden

    I was looking at the M550i and M5 a little while ago. When the M550i was first introduced there was a large HP gap between it and M5. However, with the updated N63 now with 523HP the gap has considerably narrowed. With similar styling (compared to the new M3 vs the M340i) the M5 now seems to be reserved for those who simply want the top of the line model. The M5 also has the more advanced MxDrive, but for daily driving (which is what 99.99% of these cars will be used for) "regular" xDrive is more than sufficient. The only thing that's really missing from the M550i are the M5's sport seats. If you really need more power, a tune will bring the M550i up to M5 levels at considerably less cost.

  76. robert tarantino

    robert tarantino

    Maand geleden

    Still M5 for me

  77. bird718

    bird718

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    m550i for me, most of my driving is in traffic with only small bursts of acceleration for safe lane merging also the small gains in MPG is important for less trips to the gas station. btw didn't except to see a pickup truck on the road

  78. Rolfy Tumeric

    Rolfy Tumeric

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    I have a 2019 M550i with a Dinan S1 upgrade. It offers 600 hp and exhaust along with better performance. It is similar to the M5 without the harshness.

    • aviana009

      aviana009

      Maand geleden

      A I drives a 2010 accord.

    • Beej

      Beej

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      @A I Is it because it's .02 secs slower in the Nurburging?

  79. Dariune

    Dariune

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    M5 maybe has more chance to retain its value in the future, but who am I kidding they will both depreciate like a rock falling off a cliff

  80. Technical_Radar

    Technical_Radar

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    Eye catching gorgeous sweet beast💐💐

  81. Adam Glus

    Adam Glus

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    Very good video 😁😃🚗👍

  82. rebbbb

    rebbbb

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    GREAT test! Keep going like this.

  83. Buzz Pedrotti

    Buzz Pedrotti

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    The reputation of these models for poor long-life reliability & high repair costs as well as the rapid depreciation, combined with the unusual design themes and very high price to diminish the interest in this very capable pair.

    • Mamadou Aziza

      Mamadou Aziza

      Maand geleden

      Thats why you only lease them while they are under warranty..

  84. Alexander Styazhkov

    Alexander Styazhkov

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    Vielen Dank!!! Zwei echte Kunststücke! 👌👌👌👌

  85. marvel marv

    marvel marv

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    I fully agree with the conclusion to get the 540i instead, the V8 is not worth 30k eur more. Pity though you can't get the RWD model in Touring body, only xDrive. And also it's interesting that LCI 540i has less power than the pre-facelift even though it has the mild hybrid, 333PS vs 340PS.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      👌

  86. Andrew Marsden

    Andrew Marsden

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    Both amazing. M5.

  87. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu

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    The Ford Falcon XR8 is a good alternative if you're not a business man.

  88. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu

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    Idk why these Germans think that it's a good idea to put the turbos in the V of the engine Personally I'd stick to a Lexus or Genesis.

    • André Lima

      André Lima

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      @Lt. Sean Topper Harley nah, a IS500 or RC-F nor LC500 ain't cathing no M3/M4 or M550i whatsoever it's a different league

    • Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Lt. Sean Topper Harley

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      @André Lima You think so? Lexus GSF or the new IS500 may beg to differ.

    • Lt. Sean Topper Harley

      Lt. Sean Topper Harley

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      Lexus would be the better alternative but Genesis is doing some good stuff too. Wonder when Thomas will give us a look at the new IS.

    • André Lima

      André Lima

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      it's a safer choice of course but don't even try to keep up with these cars because it will be a embarassment 😂

  89. Alex Nekrasov

    Alex Nekrasov

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    Such a nice comparison video, thanks for that! Looking forward to the similar one but for LCI X3 / X3M.

  90. steelgray330

    steelgray330

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    I recently bought an M550i after owning an F80 M3, so the M550i is obviously my choice over the M5. Great comparison, Thomas, thanks.

    • Rick Woods

      Rick Woods

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      I followed the exact same path moving from an F80 M3 to the M550i. This was one of the better comparisons that I've seen so far.

    • André Lima

      André Lima

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      I think the M550i is enough to be honest, no hate on the M5's at all but for daily purposes isn't that big of deal

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

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      🙏

  91. Doctor Emil

    Doctor Emil

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    I would take the M550i because it's easier to use on a daily basis.

    • Tomas Srbecky

      Tomas Srbecky

      Maand geleden

      @Maps and Navigation not avalaible

    • Maps and Navigation

      Maps and Navigation

      Maand geleden

      Or M550d

  92. QuanTimLeap

    QuanTimLeap

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    I can’t wait till you get your hands on a Model S Plaid. You literally do the best reviews on all of NLid. So entertaining, so informative, so varied. Well done!

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

      Maand geleden

      Cheers m8 keep recommending!

  93. B K

    B K

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    both are worth 😅

  94. Bikeo Matic

    Bikeo Matic

    Maand geleden

    Pity they dont make them in estate versions.

    • Krane

      Krane

      Maand geleden

      Audi RS4

    • Peter

      Peter

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      They do, it is called Alpina ;)

  95. Emil Afkari

    Emil Afkari

    Maand geleden

    Exactly the video I’ve been looking for!

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

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      Welcome and please share!

  96. Andrew Moorhouse

    Andrew Moorhouse

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    Very good explanation of the difference between M Performance and full on M. That’s has been my experience of driving MP and M versions. M are more track focused, for sure and always have the ’let’s go’ feeling, while M Performance versions have arguably a broader range of abilities; they do the duality of comfortable daily yet also sporty weekend blaster better. I personally went for an M Performance 240i as apposed to a M2 for that very reason and I probably would in this case too, or maybe even the 540i if it’s much cheaper still, as it’s probably more than fast enough for public roads. Obviously if you want the ultimate though, I can’t deny M is what you want and ultimately better at on the limit driving.

    • Danny

      Danny

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      Or you could get the Non-Competiton Base M5 that offers a more compliant suspension and better feeling transmission.

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

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      👍👍

  97. Lightning Farron

    Lightning Farron

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    Thomas, you are reviewing a grey and a blue car...while wearing grey and blue. This...is on another level. God-tier. Nice. 👌😅

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

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      😂🤟

  98. p k

    p k

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    550i the brain's choice... M5 money choice...

  99. John Sekhar

    John Sekhar

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    30:51 "The M5 always says 'Let's go!..." Obviously, the M5 is a Thomas fan too :)

    • Autogefühl

      Autogefühl

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      heheh =)

  100. MYS 007

    MYS 007

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    Heaven M550i vs Heaven M5

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