New top-spec 5-series saloon and estate versions will be launched in the UK in September
2 July 2010

BMW will launch M Sport versions of the new 5-series saloon and estate in the UK in September.

BMW's M department has developed the upgrades, which are particularly popular with UK buyers, and include changes to the 5-series' suspension, aerodynamics and exterior and interior styling.

See official pics of the new BMW 5-series M Sport

Lightweight 18-inch double-spoke alloys are standard, although 19s are also available as an option. BMW claim these alloys "contribute towards enhanced driving dynamics".

Interior changes include an M leather steering wheel and gear knob, an anthracite roof lining and M aluminium interior trim strips.

BMW is also adding its 295bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six to its 5-series saloon range, becoming the 535d. Three engines are also being added to the new 5-series Touring range - a 295bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six in the 535d, a 201bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six in the 525d and a 254bhp 3.0-litre straight-six in the 528i.

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2 July 2010

Skip this M Sport and get the 520d on sale asap and get the emissions below 120g/km.

2 July 2010

Don't be daft!,not all BMW drivers are G/KM,BMW owners like their car to handle well and the "M" factor features large in the driving of a BMW, yes, being aware of emmissions is important, but where would BMW be if they didn't have "M" variants of all their models?.

Peter Cavellini.

2 July 2010

So let me get this straight BMW spend millions designing, planning, developing and building the 5 series, spend more on media releases, but then have to add an "M" pack before it actually looks or drives anywhere near good enough.

Only BWM could get away with this.

2 July 2010

Yes!, as have Vauxhall,VW,Ford,Mercedes,etc just to name a few.

Peter Cavellini.

5 July 2010

the M5 is going to look insane!!!!!!

5 July 2010

[quote Will86]Skip this M Sport and get the 520d on sale asap and get the emissions below 120g/km.[/quote]

Why would anyone want to do that?

Those people should do the ultimate sacrifice and walk.

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