Besides visual enhancements, the six-cylinder engines are getting a power boost.
BMW took the wraps off the new 2017 5 Series Sedan (G30) less than two months ago and it’s already introducing the first addition to the range by rolling out some optional M Performance items. Starting on the outside, there are new add-on parts featuring a carbon fiber finish for the front bumper, rear spoiler, and diffuser. Black side sill attachments are also part of the deal and can be ordered with a carbon fiber look, while the rear diffuser and spoiler can be made from polyurethane.
To spice things up even further, BMW can paint the kidney grille in black and apply a carbon fiber finish on the side mirror caps. M Performance inscription and accent strips are also available, as are 20-inch lightweight alloys featuring a double-spoke, two-level design and an Orbit Grey or bi-color finish. The wheels come wrapped in 245/35 R20 front and 275/30 R20 rear tires.
Stepping inside, buyers will be able to customize the new 5 Series Sedan from next summer with an M Performance steering wheel covered in Alcantara with silver grey stitching and a red central marking in the 12 o’clock position to make the cabin feel more sporty.
It’s not all show without the go as BMW also has some power boosts available for select versions. The 540i with its inline-six turbocharged 3.0-liter engine can be massaged to deliver an extra 34 horsepower (25 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Newton-meters) for a grand total of 360 hp (265 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm). However, the 340i is rated at 340 hp (250 kW), so in reality the power hike likely stands at 20 hp (15 kW). Besides the stronger engine, buyers are also rewarded with a more powerful exhaust note and a chrome or carbon fiber finish for the tailpipes.
The diesel-powered 530d and its all-paw 530d xDrive counterpart fitted with an inline-six engine will get from next summer an optional bump in output of 27 hp (20 kW) and 22 lb-ft (30 Nm) to 292 hp (215 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm).
The 540i and the two 530d models can be had with an M Performance silencer, while all flavors of the 5 Series Sedan family are available with beefier brakes featuring aluminum four-piston calipers on the front axle and single-piston calipers at the back. The calipers are finished in red and work together with inner vented, perforated lightweight discs to provide superior stopping power.
BMW will kick off deliveries of the new 5 Series from February, including those of the M550i xDrive. The range-topping M5 is expected to arrive in the latter part of 2017 and go on sale either by the year’s end or the beginning of 2018.
Gallery: 2017 BMW 5 Series with M Performance kit
Motorsport passion in the business class: the new BMW 5 Series Sedan with BMW M Performance accessories.
Munich. 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.