If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 BMW 550I over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 BMW 550I. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 BMW 550I occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 BMW 550I offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The 2019 BMW 550I, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 BMW 550I’s ride and driving experience begin to fall according to more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2019 BMW 550I’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 BMW 550I are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 BMW 550I additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 BMW 550I contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 BMW 550I, which pushes the 2019 BMW 550I into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.