BMW 5 Series gains M Performance accessories

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BMW has announced a series of M Performance accessories for the new 5 Series Sedan, covering the areas of engine, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit.

An M Performance Power upgrade kit will be available for the 540i variants which increases the output of the 6-cylinder 3.0-litre in-line turbo petrol engine by 15 kW/20 hp to 265 kW/360 hp and the maximum torque by 50 Nm to 500 Nm.

Launching in early 2017, the M Performance Power upgrade kit for the 530d will increase the output of the in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine by 20 kW/27 hp to 215 kW/292 hp and the maximum torque by 30 to 650 Nm.

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In both models BMW claim fuel consumption and emission figures will retain despite the boost in power, although the final figures are still to be confirmed.

Visually, M Performance brings a range of body attachment parts including a front bumper lip spoiler, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler in carbon fibre finish. As supplementary features, there is also a choice of black side sill attachments and – as an alternative to the carbon fibre version – a rear spoiler and rear diffuser made of polyurethane (PUR).

Helping the 5 Series stand out is also a set of 20-inch M Performance light alloy wheels in a two-level, double-spoke design, wrapped in 245/35 R20 tyres on the front axle and 275/30 R20 at the rear axle.

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Further visual highlights can be added in the form of M Performance exterior mirror caps in carbon fibre, the black M Performance radiator grille, black bars for the brake air channels, side sill stickers with M Performance inscription and M Performance accent strips.

For a racing-inspired cockpit ambience there is a M Performance sports steering wheel in Alcantara with red central marking in the 12 o’clock position and silver-grey cross-stitch seam. The M Performance sports steering is also combined with shift paddles in models fitted with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission.

All M Performance parts form part of the Original BMW Accessories program offered through the BMW dealer network.

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