Somewhat hiden at the BMW stand in Geneva is a 535i M Performance model. The Alpine White 5 Series stands out with its black stripes and extensive use of carbon fiber. The BMW M Performance Parts have been developed in close collaboration with M division and each component goes through an intensive development and manufacturing process. Exclusive chassis, aerodynamic, cockpit and powertrain components are made available for the 3 Series and 5 Series.
For the 5 Series Sedan, BMW offers a M Performance Rear Diffuser in its 528i, 535i, and 550i models, along with a new Carbon Fiber Front Splitter which becomes available early in 2013.
On the 5 Series, the non-electronic M Performance Steering Wheel is vailable, featuring a flat-bottom rim and covered in Alcantara. A red quick-index stripe is located at the 12 O’clock location, and the wheel is finished with a carbon fiber insert with chrome BMW M Performance inlay.
Additionally for the 5 Series, a BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Interior Trim system is available for models with both Automatic (nine pieces) and 6-speed manual (seven pieces) transmissions. It replaces the vehicle’s existing door handle pulls, center console, ashtray lid, cup holder lid, and dashboard insert with beautiful, handcrafted carbon fiber components. Each trim piece is clear-coated and polished to create visual depth and protect against UV rays. Also for the 5 Series, the BMW M Performance Parts Stainless Steel Pedal Covers are now available for vehicles with Automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.
The M Performance Exhaust is available for the 535i. Developed using state-of-the-art CAD and FEM technology, the stainless steel exhaust improves both the sound and the performance of the 535i. The unique chrome exhaust tips are laser-engraved with the M logo. The system reduces back pressure and lends an even sportier tone to the TwinPower Turbo Inline-6.
Unique M Performance V-spoke wheels are available for the 5 Series. The exclusive bi-color design features a high-gloss finish on the face and Orbit Gray paint between the spokes. As an option, the wheels can also be finished in Liquid Black paint. They come with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 A run-flat tires mounted and balanced. The performance tires are sized 245/35 R20 95Y up front and 275/30 R 20 in the rear.
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