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.
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.
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.