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BMW M550i xDrive Shines in Abu Dhabi with AC Schnitzer Body Treatment

If you really fancy high-class and exclusively-modified BMW models, then you should definitely visit the carmaker`s most impressive dealership in the world, located in Abu Dhabi.

BMW Abu Dhabi Motors offers a real spectacle when it comes to fine customizations. With more than 200 models (classics, iconic, new) on display, the dealership has achieved world fame and is visited by more than 250,000 people every year. And if you also happen to be there these days, don’t forget to snapshot the newly added BMW M550i with the well-known body treatment courtesy of AC Schnitzer.

Even if it`s not the M5 which everybody seems to favour these days, it`s closely sitting next to it – it is the M550i xDrive – standing out from the crowd with the exotic Aventurini Red and new stylish bits from AC Schnitzer.

While the 4.4-liter biturbo V8 engine remains stock with the impressive 456 horsepower and a 3.9 second sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, the M-infused body has received a couple of new enhancements from the German dedicated BMW tuner.

The car`s main highlight is the fixed rear wing which increases its aerodynamics, providing more downforce. There is also the custom exhaust system, which is a characteristic of the tuner, along with carbon fiber accents and the new 20-inch AC Schnitzer alloy wheels.

Also, the car sits better and lower on the road, thanks to the new spring kit working in tandem with the stock adaptive M suspension system. This means that the ride height has been lowered by 25-30 mm up front and 20-25 mm at the back. This means greater stance and increased visuals.

The aero kit also comprises some subtle carbon fiber accents on the new front lip, while the rear diffuser has also been enhanced a little bit to offer that aggressive punch you may otherwise find on the hardcore M5.

The interior is not that flashy as we might have expected, however, there are a couple of new goodies that make it quite an eye-catcher. Some of the areas have been finished in black to complement the exterior, while the infotainment system for the rear seats offers plenty of high-tech gadgetries. The white accents with use of wood trim provide a high-class feel.

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