G-Power is known as one of the few BMW-tuning specialists, and they now have fresh upgrades for the newest 5 Series that is already quite powerful to begin with. What the tuner did was that they installed an additional engine control module that lets the car access more power from its engine.
Specially made for BMW’s 3.0 liter inline six diesel engine, the D-Tronik 5 V1 can help give it a major upgrade in output. To be more specific, when the M550d xDrive is tuned, it gets 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more than the stock model, adding up to 453 horsepower (338 kilowatts), and 74 pound-feet (100 Newton metres) more torque, totaling with 634 pound-feet (860 Newton metres). Similarly, the 540d can be maximized to 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet (750 Nm) of torque after the upgrade, compared to the standard version which only had an output of 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Nm).
That’s not all though, there is also the Bi-Tronik 5 V1, but this time, it is for the 3.0 liter inline six gasoline fueled mill. It can push the 540i to 394 horsepower (294 kilowatts), that is 59 horsepower (44 kilowatts) more, as for the torque, it goes up by 66 pound feet (90 Nm), now hitting 398 pound-feet (540 Newton metres).
Both modules can be had for the same price of 2,318.32 euros ($2,730). When getting these, the tuner will retain original BMW diagnostics and engine protections. The modules will not fully work until the oil reaches the right operating temperature. And when it gets too hot, the system will cut back some of the power.
With all that upgraded power, would you not want to upgrade the look of your 5 Series too? If you do, G-Power can upgrade the sedan’s look by giving it a new set of wheels they call the Hurricane RR. Its design features five sets of double spokes that can be had in multiple finishes. Customers can either go for a 20-inch set or larger 21-inch wheels. As for the width, the front wheels are nine inches wide, while rear ones are a little wider at 10.5 inches, no matter which diameter you go for. The smaller set of wheels costs 6,680.67 euros ($7,868), while the larger set naturally costs more at 7,647.06 euros ($9,006).
G-Power did not mention how much both the D-Tronik 5 V1 and the Bi-Tronik 5 V1 for the BMW M550d would cost, but it will probably not be cheap considering that it will add a lot power to an already powerful car.