2017 BMW 5-Series (G30) gets M Performance Parts

Article by Christian A., on November 28, 2016

From our experience with German premium carmaker BMW, we all know that it can make luxury cars sporty by offering matching accessories through its BMW M Performance unit. Now, BMW is bound to release the latest iteration of its new 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan (G30) in February 2017. And it won’t be long as after that, BMW will allow customers to further customize their new 5 Series with sporty parts from BMW M Performance.

Many customers and would-be-customers were left mesmerized when BMW unveiled the latest generation of the BMW 5 Series in early October. The 2017 BMW 5 Series – dubbed as G30 -- represents a whole new level of luxury from the marquee. For its dynamically aerodynamic exterior, comfortably luxurious interior and state-of-the-art chassis systems to new technologically advanced features and systems, as well as new powerful and technically modern four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines. It also extensively employs aluminum, high-strength steel and magnesium. Overall, the new 2017 BMW 5 Series is both dynamic and elegant.

However, the conditions around the new BMW 5 Series have started to heat up, especially as BMW is now introducing sporty elements and features from M Performance -- available for all variants of the 5 Series and are designed to make look and performance sportily. These elements -- designed with characteristic M precision -- boost the athletic level of the 5 Series in terms of style, agility and response.

They will be offered a few weeks after BMW launches the new 5 Series. For instance, customers may want to enhance their 5 Series with black BMW M Performance radiator grille and black BMW M performance bars for the brake air channels as well as a carbon fiber BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps. Side sill stickers with M Performance inscription and BMW M Performance accent strips are also available.

Additionally, customers may avail of attachment parts for the front bumper, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler – all in carbon fiber finish. Customers may opt for black side sill attachments, a rear spoiler and rear diffuser made from polyurethane (PUR). Interior upgrades include a BMW M Performance sports steering wheel -- in Alcantara with red central marking and silver-grey cross-stitch seam – that is complemented by shift paddles in vehicles installed with an 8-speed Steptronic sports gearbox.

Power upgrades are also available for specific models. For example, a BMW M Performance Power and Sound Kit will be made available for the BMW 540i and BMW 540i xDrive, powering up the their 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine by 25 kW (34 hp) in output to 265 kW (360 hp) and by 50 Nm in torque to 500 Nm.

With these upgrades, the responses, acceleration and pulling powers of these models were enhanced without affecting their related efficiencies. BMW M Performance is also bound to offer a Power Kit for the BMW 530d and the BMW 530d xDrive models in summer 2017. BMW M will also launch the new BMW M550i xDrive weeks after the release of the 5 Series in February 2017.

Press Release

Motorsport passion in the business class: the new BMW 5 Series Sedan with BMW M Performance accessories.

The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is raring to go for intense driving pleasure and perfectly prepared to meet all the challenges of modern mobility. The most athletic and innovative business sedan of its segment goes on the road in February 2017. Just a few weeks later, the BMW M Performance automobile eBMW M550i xDrive also lines up for the start, at the same time as the market launch of the BMW M Performance accessories that are available for all variants of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. The retrofit components developed especially for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan drawing on BMW M GmbH expertise cover the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit, enabling an individually tailored enhancement in terms of athletic visual style, agile driving response and sporty interior design.

For the models BMW 540i (combined fuel consumption: 6.9 – 6.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 159 – 149 g/km) and BMW 540i xDrive (combined fuel consumption: 7.4 – 6.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 169 – 159 g/km), available directly from the market launch of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan, a BMW M Performance Power and Sound Kit will be available which increases the output of the 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine by 25 kW/34 hp to 265 kW/360 hp and the maximum torque by 50 Nm to 500 Nm. This in turn increases response, sprint capacity and pulling power without in any way affecting fuel consumption and exhaust emission figures according to the EU test cycle. This additional power is combined with a perfectly matching silencer system that makes for a striking, sporty sound. Tailpipe trims finished in chrome or carbon fibre are available for the BMW M Performance silencer system.

What is more, there is a BMW M Performance silencer as a separate retrofit option for the models BMW 540i, BMW 540i xDrive, BMW 530i (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 126 g/km) and BMW 530i xDrive (combined fuel consumption: 6.4 – 6.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 147 – 137 g/km). In addition to powerful engine acoustics, the stainless steel sports silencer also adds a striking visual accentuation at the rear of the vehicle, where it is combined with either circular or trapezoid tailpipe trims in chrome or carbon fibre, depending on the engine variant.

Meanwhile a highly emotional acoustic pattern is generated by the BMW M Performance exhaust system Active Sound, available for the diesel models of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. The stainless steel exhaust ducting can also be fitted with circular or trapezoid tailpipe trims depending on the type of diesel engine, again available in either a chrome or carbon fibre finish according to preference. The trapezoid tailpipe trims also come as a separate retrofit option for all variants of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan.

As of summer 2017, a BMW M Performance Power Kit will be offered for the models BMW 530d (combined fuel consumption: 4.9 – 4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 128 – 118 g/km) and BMW 530d xDrive (combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 142 – 132 g/km). This increases the output of the in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine by 20 kW/27 hp to 215 kW/292 hp and the maximum torque by 30 to 650 Nm. In these models, too, the first-hand boost in power optimises acceleration capacity and elasticity while retaining the same fuel consumption and emission figures according to the EU test cycle.

In addition to highly sporty power delivery, optimised braking performance is another aspect that contributes to individually tailored dynamic performance and precise handling properties. The BMW M Performance sports brake system offers a particularly high level of thermal resilience, thereby ensuring a constant deceleration impact even in highly dynamic situations on the road. It includes inner vented, perforated lightweight construction brake discs with 4-piston fixed caliper brakes made of aluminium on the front axle and single-piston floating caliper brakes on the rear axle. Their exclusive appearance is further enhanced in that the brake calipers are finished in red.

In addition to this, the product range in the area of suspension includes 20-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in a two-level, double-spoke design. The weight-optimised forged wheels are available entirely in the colour Orbit Grey as well as in a Bi-Color finish. An especially striking feature here is the combination of milled elements and burnished finish on the edge of the rim. The two-colour wheels undergo a separate milling process after being finished in matt black, which means that the aluminium surface becomes visible again. The BMW M Performance light alloy wheels are combined with mixed tyres in the sizes 245/35 R20 on the front axle and 275/30 R20 at the rear axle.

The exterior components developed to optimise aerodynamics have been designed with characteristic M precision to match the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. Model-specific BMW M Performance aerodynamic components are available to supplement the M sports package, an ex works option, and the M aerodynamics package, which is a retrofit option. The range includes attachment parts for the front bumper, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler in carbon fibre finish. As supplementary features, there is also a choice of black side sill attachments and – as an alternative to the carbon fibre version – a rear spoiler and rear diffuser made of polyurethane (PUR). The components made of the light high-tech material carbon fibre are elaborately crafted by hand.

The M Performance aerodynamics components not only highlight the car's sporty appearance, they also optimise its drive response. Further visual highlights can be added in the form of BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps in carbon fibre, the black BMW M Performance radiator grille, black BMW M Performance bars for the brake air channels, side sill stickers with M Performance inscription and BMW M Performance accent strips.

For a racing-inspired cockpit ambience there is a BMW M Performance sports steering wheel in Alcantara with red central marking in the 12 o’clock position and silver-grey cross-stitch seam: this is expected to be available in summer 2017. The BMW M Performance sports steering is also combined with shift paddles in vehicles fitted with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission.

These products all form part of the Original BMW Accessories program offered through the BMW dealer network, the BMW sales subsidiaries and BMW Service Partners. All BMW M Performance components comply with the uncompromising BMW Group quality standards in terms of materials, design and craftsmanship. What is more, retrofitting these items has no impact whatsoever on the warranty terms as applicable to the vehicle in question.

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