The new G30 BMW 5 Series has been revealed, and at the very top of the range (for now) is the M550i xDrive, which is being highlighted in this photo gallery prepared by the German automaker.

At the heart of the M Performance model is a 4.4 litre TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that features twin-scroll turbocharging, direct injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing and VANOS variable camshaft control.

The mill outputs 462 hp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 650 Nm arrives from just 1,800 rpm, capable of propelling the sedan to 100 km/h from a standstill in just four seconds, continuing on to an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.

Ensuring all that power makes it to the ground is the duty of the Steptronic Sport eight-speed automatic transmission (with shift paddles) and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The latter splits the power between the front and rear axles as needed, but remains primarily rear-wheel drive bias.

Other drive-related features include the adaptive M Sport suspension that makes the M550i xDrive 10 mm lower compared to the standard 5 Series, along with M Sport brakes and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels finished in Cerium Grey metallic matte (optional 20-inch light-alloys in an exclusive design).

As for the exterior, the M550i xDrive gets the M aerodynamic package, which comes with a rear bootlid spoiler that gives the 5 Series a sportier look. Along with this, the exterior mirror covers, the kidney grille surround, the M Performance bars on the front air intake and the two Air Breathers at the sides are all finished in Cerium Grey metallic.

Elsewhere, the car is fitted with the high-gloss Shadow Line trim around the windows, the brake calipers are gain a blue paintjob and M badging, plus there are black chrome exhaust finishers, which the company says “is responsible for producing the unmistakable and rousing BMW M soundtrack.”

Opening the doors, owners will be greeted by illuminated door sills that bear the car’s nameplate, followed by M sports seats upholstered in Black Dakota leather with blue contrast stitching. An M sports steering wheel, M design floor mats and aluminium interior trim are all part of the car’s cabin, including the latest-generation iDrive system.

Plenty of driver assistance systems onboard as well, including Active Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assistant and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, BMW Connected services and optional Remote Parking system.