Over the last few years, BMW has been pushing hard into the world of aftermarket parts. Nearly the entire range of BMW cars and trucks has received some sort of M Performance Program, that not only enhanced the looks of their cars, but also performance.
Now with the launch of all-new G30 5 Series, the wizards in Munich are preparing a comprehensive aftermarket program for the business sedan. When it comes to aero and performance parts, the 5 Series might not be the first name that comes to mind, but BMW is here to change that.
To showcase their new suite of aftermarket parts and accessories, BMW has brought to Portugal – at the international media launch of the 5 Series – a 540i sDrive model decked out with new M Performance Parts.
The most striking design changes at the front are the black kidney grille and the splitter attachment for the front apron, as well as the two outer air inlets additionally decorated with carbon attachments. The dark carbon exterior mirrors are another addition to the exterior design.
The sporty side skirts with the BMW M Performance lettering, the two-color rims, the rear spoiler lip and the diffuser insert for the M package rear apron are further differentiating the stock 540i from the ones tuned by M Performance.
Behind the 20-inch light-alloy wheels, a high-performance braking system is installed at the front, which makes sense for sporty drivers.
From the outset, the BMW M Performance Power Kit will be available for the 540i’s B58 engine. The straight-six cylinder will then send 360 hp and 500 Newton meters to the rear wheels and will offer even better performance at high speeds.
U.S. customers will be able to take advantage of this program in 2017.