German tuning firm Hamann has the answer for those who may have thought that BMW's 2011 5-Series isn't aggressive enough. This observation came about as BMW used elegant, flowing lines instead of Chris Bangle's flame surface styling.
Hamann offers a full body kit but its components can also be sold separately. Hamann's package offers a more aggressive front snout with a new front-lip spoiler and optional LED daytime running light assembly. The kit adds lower side skirts and a new rear bumper and buyers may also opt for a rear spoiler and a roof spoiler.
The kit also features two-piece, 21-inch wheels. For its interior, the standard wood trim is replaced with race-inspired carbon fiber.
The vehicle gets a new steering wheel and floor mats that bear the company's logo. Both manual and automatic transmission vehicles get aluminum sport pedals along with an aluminum dead pedal.
In addition, Hamann offers suspension tuning as well as exhausts. Hamann's aftermarket suspension lowers the 5 Series by a little over an inch. Two exhausts are offered for the V-8 550i, but neither gives a power increase.
One exhaust choice, a racing exhaust, isn't street-legal in all countries. Interested? Hamann's accessories for the 2011 5 Series are now available and orders can be taken online.
A fully converted 550i costs EUR 107,555 ($138,000) -- about EUR 37,000 ($48,000) more than a stock 550i in Germany. Contact Hamann for the prices of individual parts.