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BMW reveals M Performance parts for 2017 5 Series

November 25, 2016

BMW has unveiled a range of M Performance enhancements that will be available for the recently-revealed G30 5 Series next year, bringing enhanced styling and increased engine performance.

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Starting with the styling, BMW has added its usual M Performance carbon fibre intensive theme, with black grilles at the front, black side skirts, and a black rear diffuser. There’s also some 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels, which, in our opinion, don’t seem to suit the 5 Series.

Under the bonnet M Performance can provide an extra 15kW and 50Nm for the 540i and its 3.0-litre turbo inline six. This lifts output to 265kW and 500Nm. There’s also tuning for the 530d, taking figures from 195kW and 620Nm, to 215kW and 650Nm.

To help the rest of the car keep up with the increased performance there’s a set of special M brakes with four-piston calipers at the front, painted red, clamping perforated and inner-ventilated discs.

As for the interior, BMW hasn’t really provided many details but says an Alcantara-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel will be on offer. It features red marking at the 12 o’clock position with bespoke paddle shifters.

The engine tuning enhancements will be available from mid-2017, while the rest of the accessories will go on sale around March.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.