Tested: 2021 BMW M550i xDrive Has M5 Envy

BMW’s updated 523-hp M550i sports sedan is almost an M5, but its handling and acceleration aren’t quite there.

Ingrained somewhere in the consciousness of car lovers everywhere is that V-8s matter. BMW appears to agree and offers the V-8-hungry customer an entire menu section. There are 600- to 617-hp twin-turbo V-8s in M division vehicles (M5, M8, X5M, X6M), and the brand also sells a detuned 523-hp version of the M division’s twin-turbo V-8 in the M850i, X5 M50i, X6 M50i, X7 M50i, and in the M550i.

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New Nissan Z Debuts August 17 In New York City
New Nissan Z release details revealed

Mark it on your calendars, put it on a sticky note, tell your friends – the new Nissan Z sports Read more

2022 Nissan 400Z Will Debut August 17 in Production Form
2022 Nissan 400Z

Nissan's new Z sports car will be powered by a twin-turbo V-6 with a standard six-speed manual, and soon we'll Read more

2022 Lexus NX Redone with New Engines, New Infotainment, and a New Look
2022 Lexus NX

The latest NX will come in NX250, NX350, and NX350h versions, and a plug-in-hybrid NX450h+ joins the lineup with the Read more

2022 Lexus IS500 Brings Back the V-8
2022 Lexus IS500

The newest F Sport Performance version of the IS takes us back to the golden era of compact sports sedans Read more

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Revealed With New Platform, Twin-Turbo V6
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser

Additional images have been added, including those of the long-rumored GR Sport. In addition, the 3.3-liter diesel's specs have been Read more

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Power and Torque Specs Revealed
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The third-generation Raptor will continue to have 450 horsepower from a twin-turbo V-6, but a 700-plus-hp Raptor R is coming Read more

Tested: 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe Sings a V-8 Anthem
2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Coupe

The new GTS's bellowing twin-turbo V-8 is the cherry under the hood of the most driver-focused of Porsche's Cayenne SUVs. Read more

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Vs Audi RS6 Vs Nissan GT-R Nismo Drag Race
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Vs Audi RS6 Vs Nissan GT-R Nismo Drag Race

Can the Nissan GT-R keep up with the latest performance cars from Audi and Porsche? To find out the carwow Read more

SSC Gave the Track-Only Tuatara 500 More Horsepower
SSC Gave the Track-Only Tuatara 500 More Horsepower

If the normal Tuatara just isn't crazy enough for you, the American supercar maker now has two even more extreme Read more

Next-gen Kia Sportage revealed
Next-gen Kia Sportage revealed

High-tech interior and sleek exterior for Kia’s all-new Toyota RAV4 rival – and hybrids are on the horizon First official Read more

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Makes One of Our Favorite SUVs Even Faster
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Makes One of Our Favorite SUVs Even Faster

Reviewers wanted some more "Zoom Zoom" from the CX-30. Mazda obliged. The Mazda CX-30 Turbo is the new and hotter version Read more

McLaren’s New Supercar Is a High-Tech Masterpiece
McLaren's New Supercar Is a High-Tech Masterpiece

McLaren's supercar for the masses (so to speak) arrives soon. Here's more info about how it works. Back in February, Read more