German tuner PP-Performance releases their first ECU tuning stage for the F10 BMW M5. From the stock 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque, the Stage 1 Performance Package takes the V8 turbocharged unit to 620 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque.

PP-Stage 1 goes on sale for 3,499 euros and will be followed by a Stage 2 tuning in the near future.

The initial challenge with the tuning process was the password protection for the CPU, but with the obstacle out of the way, PP-Performance can now program the new BMW M5 (F10) V8 TwinPower Turbo via OBD interface or the electronic control unit itself.