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

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.

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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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Big Jeff 26 November 2016

What a mess. I used to be a

What a mess. I used to be a BMW man through and through but haven't owned one for nearly 10 years now. Horrible bland androgynous styling aimed at the Far East market.
db 26 November 2016

Flash backs !

This has just brought back a memory and not a good one! It was one of the funniest things to happen to my badge snob Audi A4 driving boss who turned up in the most ridiculous courtesy A1 that managed to look like something from a demolition derby. Remember the A1 Competition Line, Contrast Edition?
it makes the 5 look just terrible not horrific like this creation!
I don't know if it was the indignity of this incident or the constant visits to the Audi emporium for breakdowns and non traceable faults but he now drives a Honda!
Citytiger 26 November 2016

Oh look

Go faster stripes, how very 70's Ford Capri..