The new 5 Series isn't even available yet, but BMW has already unveiled a range of M Performance extras for it
Jimi Beckwith
25 November 2016

The new BMW 5 Series already has a range of dedicated M Performance parts. The add-ons bring aesthetic, mechanical and performance upgrades to the new model.

The parts include a Power and Sound Kit, which increases the performance of models equipped with the six-cylinder petrol engine. Increases of 33bhp and 37lb ft take this engine to 350bhp and 369lb ft.

The 5 Series has been officially revealed, get a look at the new model here

Despite the performance boost, this kit does not affect the emissions or fuel economy of cars fitted with it, according to BMW. Those who want to leave the performance of their car untouched but tweak the sound can opt for the kit's M Performance stainless steel silencer individually, but only on the 530i, 540i and their xDrive variants, as well as diesel models.

The pipes are available in a stainless steel or carbonfibre finish, depending on the engine.

Diesel 5 Series variants are also offered performance upgrades. Boosts of 26bhp and 22lb ft take them up to 284bhp and 479lb ft.

Other items in the M Performance range can be applied to all versions of the 5 Series. They include an exclusive set of 20in alloy wheels finished in silver and black – or just grey - with a twin-spoke design and M Performance brakes with red callipers. There is also an aerodynamic exterior kit for M Sport cars.

The next X3 will also get a parts kit like this, which we have spotted testing

Other aesthetic upgrades, such carbonfibre door mirror caps, a black-finished grille and M Performance accent strips, also feature. On the inside, an M Performance Alcantara steering wheel can be fitted.

BMW is yet to release further details about the range of upgrades, including availability, pricing and release dates, although the M Performance steering wheel will be available in summer 2017, suggesting that the rest of the range will be available after this.

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25 November 2016
Bloody hell…really? Nasty and cheap add-ons…But, bound to be a hit with every middle manager across the country.

25 November 2016
Waiting in hope wrote:

Bloody hell…really? Nasty and cheap add-ons…But, bound to be a hit with every middle manager across the country.

You mean lower management surely? The middle managers that I know wouldnt be seen in something like this.

No even the younger ones.

Ownwards and upwards, I say. Onwards and upwards.

25 November 2016
Naff

25 November 2016
But whilst i dont like the styling of the M sports shown here all the BMW trolls are really just people who cant afford one and are just envious. I drive 3 different german cars and the BMW idrive system is miles better than audi, streets ahead of JR. the cars work, drive well and in my view look OK. why the hate guys? just get a better job and you might afford one one day

25 November 2016
Dear Wolves Fan

I currently own a 16 plate M5, so I am perfectly within reason to be critical, and as I can comfortably afford one, I would not be seen dead in one of these…the standard cars are generally always more considered in appearance…thus I rest my case.

26 November 2016
Wolves fan wrote:

But whilst i dont like the styling of the M sports shown here all the BMW trolls are really just people who cant afford one and are just envious. I drive 3 different german cars and the BMW idrive system is miles better than audi, streets ahead of JR. the cars work, drive well and in my view look OK. why the hate guys? just get a better job and you might afford one one day

I almost took you serious, then I saw you support Wolves..

TS7

26 November 2016
Wolves fan wrote:

But whilst i dont like the styling of the M sports shown here all the BMW trolls are really just people who cant afford one and are just envious. I drive 3 different german cars and the BMW idrive system is miles better than audi, streets ahead of JR. the cars work, drive well and in my view look OK. why the hate guys? just get a better job and you might afford one one day

My wife and I have a AMG GLC 43 and a RS6, so I think we could afford a BMW. We wouldn't want one though, well not one that looks as naff as the Halfords Special pictured here.

25 November 2016
I'm using it now and it's awesome! I've signed up for my account and have been bringing in fat paychecks. For real, my first week I made $302 and the second week I doubled it and then it kinda snowballed to $120 a dAay.

Just follow the course---->> WebJob10.Tk

25 November 2016
I agree re JR - their satnav is archaic and a disgrace given the market sector they aspire to be in. The only nice thing about it is the 'bong' you get immediately before having to execute a turn which is useful if there are multiple side roads to chose from. But visually naff. Even my old trout's mini has visually stunning satnav - it makes driving into Brum a pleasure and that's saying something.

25 November 2016
What is that do-it-yourself 5 series ?

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