The new BMW 5 Series Touring is definitely the sporty all-rounder model of the range. It is smart, luxurious and elegant, and at the same time, functional and dynamic. Now, German premium carmaker BMW is showing at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that the BMW 5 Series Touring (G31) could be made hotter with a range of performance upgrades courtesy of M Performance Parts.
First off, the dynamic road performance new BMW 5 Series Touring could be boosted with the BMW M Performance Power Kits – and this is done without significantly affecting their fuel consumption levels and the emissions rate, as per EU test cycle. At launch, the BMW 540i xDrive Touring (petrol) will be available with the BMW Power and Sound Kit that could increase the power output of its six-cylinder in-line petrol engine – mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission -- from 250 kW (240 hp) to 265 kW (360 hp). The BMW Power and Sound Kit could also hike its torque levels from 450 Nm to 500 Nm – resulting to a greater engine response and pulling power. Just as the kit’s name indicates, it also bestows the BMW 540i xDrive Touring with a sporty soundtrack thanks to its silencer system.
Of course, BMW 5 Series customers who don’t want the power upgrade could avail of the BMW M Performance exhaust system as a separate product. The BMW M Performance exhaust system is available for the BMW 540i xDrive Touring and the BMW 530i Touring while a diesel version is offered for the BMW 530d Touring, BMW 530d xDrive Touring and BMW 520d Touring. The BMW M Performance exhaust system comes with a stainless steel sports silencer that furthers the visual appeal of the BMW 5 Series Touring models. Round or trapezoid tailpipe trims in chrome or carbon fiber are offered depending on the engine type and equipment level of the customer’s BMW 5 Series. All versions of the new BMW 5 Series Touring could be specified with the trapezoid tailpipe trims.
M Performance is offering for the new BMW 5 Series Touring a set of 20-inch dual-level double-spoke BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in Orbit Grey or in a Bi-Color finish. These forged aluminum rims are wrapped in mixed tires with sizes 245/35 R20 on the front and 275/30 R20 on the rear. Also offered for the new BMW 5 Series Touring is a BMW M Performance sports brake system that includes perforated lightweight construction brake discs with 4-piston aluminum fixed caliper brakes on the front axle and single-piston floating caliper brakes on the rear axle.
Model-specific aerodynamic elements from BMW M Performance Parts are also available as supplement to the M sports package. These elements include attachment parts for the front bumper and a dual-section diffuser insert for the rear apron. Customers could further increase the visual charm of their BMW 5 Series with black BMW M Performance radiator grille, BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps in carbon fiber, and black BMW M Performance bars for the brake air channels. Other visual accents include BMW M Performance accent strips and side sill stickers with M Performance inscription.
Drivers could also treat themselves with the BMW M Performance sports steering wheel, which comes with shift paddles when the eight-speed Steptronic sports transmission is specified.