2013 BMW 650i, 550i Getting 45HP Boost

2013 BMW 650i, 550i Getting 45HP Boost

Power in the BMW 5 and 6 Series will increase in 2013 thanks to a little technology sharing between the two models’ flagship big brother, the 7 Series. 

BMW confirmed specifically that its 550i, 550i GT, and 650i coupe and convertible will benefit from the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the 7 Series and its Valvetronic variable valve timing technology to offer the power increase.

Despite the power sharing between less costly sedan and coupe models, the X5 and X6 SUVS will still keep the same engine as before. It isn’t clear why BMW chose not to include its popular utility vehicles in the power update, but maybe it has something to do with the current generation X5 having been around for seven years.

  • Noushyk

    BMW is just being consistent since they upped the power in the Gran Coupe, so keeping it all the same in the 640i coupe and convertible and 650i coupe and convertible.  Hopefully the new M models will break 600hp soon without third party software.

  • EricATX

    Wow!!!! Yesterday I was marveling at the rumors that the E550 is supposed to get 435 hp.  Now this.  How is one to choose?  I can’t wait to get my car early next year!!!!!!