This is the official launch video of the new BMW M5 with M Performance Parts. We had the unique opportunity to unveil, together with BMW, the new M5 at the 2017 SEMA, but now we get to see the M5 M Performance Parts in action, on the track.
Most of the upgrades are cosmetic and aerodynamic, with a suite of carbon fiber bits. However, there are some performance upgrades as well. As if it needed such a thing. There are carbon fiber Kidney Grilles, with the “M5” logo, carbon fiber mirror caps and carbon side skirts, that bear the “M Performance” name. There’s also some carbon trim on the lower front air intakes and M-colored stripes.
As far as the performance upgrades, a manually-adjustable M Performance coilover setup is available. It gives the M5 a stiffer setup than the standard car, comes with as the standard M5 is designed to be comfy as well. This new coilover setup is designed to add increased performance and dynamics. Also, the added adjustability allows for owners to tune their car for either the road or the track. It’s also something for owners to geek out about, which is always good. To add some visual flare, the springs are painted red.
The M Performance exhaust adds some more aggression and raciness to the 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8’s noise. Not that the M5’s V8 needed any help sounding angry, this M Performance exhaust is even angrier.
Inside, a new carbon fiber M Performance steering wheel gives the cabin a racier, track-oriented look. The new wheel’s odd geometry, carbon fiber inserts and Alcantara bolsters make the cabin look like it’s in a proper track car. It also comes with new carbon fiber paddle shifters. There’s new carbon shift lever, as well.
All of these parts are also featured on the BMW M5 MotoGp Safety Car, as seen in the video below.