The BMW-tuning specialists at G-Power have some fresh upgrades for the latest 5 Series that give the already powerful engines a boost in output. Having access to the extra power only requires the installation of an additional engine control module.
The D-Tronik 5 V1 is specifically for BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine and can give them a major upgrade in output. For example, the M550d xDrive with this tuning produces 453 horsepower (338 kW) – 59 hp (44 kW) more than stock – and 634 pound-feet (860 Newton-meters) of torque – a 74-lb-ft (100-Nm) upgrade. Alternatively, it can push the 540d to 380 hp (283 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm), versus 315 hp (235 kW) and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm).
In addition, there’s the Bi-Tronik 5 V1 for BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline-fueled mill. It can push the 540i to 394 hp (294 kW), a 59-hp (44-kW) upgrade, and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm), an extra 66 lb-ft (90 Nm).
G-Power charges 2,318.32 euros ($2,730 at current exchange rates) for both of these modules. The parts retain BMW’s factory diagnostics and engine protections. They also don’t produce the full output until the oil reaches the safe operating temperature and the system cuts back the power if the fluid temps rise too high.
Once owners boost the power of their new 5 Series, they might want to upgrade the sedan's look, too. G-Power's new set of wheels offers a way to upgrade the model's aesthetics. The Hurricane RR design features five sets of double spokes, and customers can get them in multiple finishes. The design is available in 20- and 21-inch diameters. Regardless of the diameter, they are nine inches wide in front and 10.5 inches in the rear. The 20-inch version goes for 6,680.67 euros ($7,868) or 7,647.06 euros ($9,006) to get the 21-inch model.
Gallery: BMW M550d Tuned By G-Power
G-POWER 5-Series (G30 / G31): Executive express with up to 460 hp and 860 Nm!
While G-POWER’s reputation as a premier BMW M car tuner stretches back more than 35 years, their engineers are also adept at increasing the power of BMW’s mainstream engines. The current BMW 5 Series
(G30 / G31) range is thus prime candidate for their art.
Key Facts: G-POWER 5-Series (G30 / G31)
- Bi-Tronik 5 V1 (petrol), e.g. 540i:
400 hp / 294 kW at 6,000 rpm (+60 hp / 44 kW) 540 Nm at 4,500 rpm (+90 Nm)
- D-Tronik 5 V1 (diesel) e.g. M550d xDrive:
460 hp / 290 kW at 4,200 rpm (+60 hp / 44 kW) 860 Nm at 2,500 rpm (+100 Nm)
- External power module Bi-Tronik 5 V1 or D-Tronik 5 V1: from 2,318.32 euro
- 20-inch G-POWER HURRICANE RR forged alloy wheels
(f) 9.0x20-inch with 245/35R20 tyres, (r) 10.5x20 inch with 285/30R20 tyres, from 6,680.67 euro
- 21-inch G-POWER HURRICANE RR forged alloy wheels (f) 9.0x21-inch with 255/30R21 tyres, (r) 10.5x21-inch with 295/25R21 tyres, from 7,647.06 euro
(All prices are net.)
The proven G-POWER Bi-Tronik 5 V1 module is the key to extracting peak performance from the 3.0 litre TwinPower Turbo straight six petrol engine that powers the 540i. Forced aspiration provides the standard engine with a healthy 340 hp (250 kW), and 450 Nm of torque. The G-POWER conversion boosts this to 400 hp (294 kW), along with 540 Nm of torque.
The D-Tronik 5 V1 works particularly well with the two most potent 3.0 litre turbo diesel straight six engines that power the M550d and the 540d, taking their performance to even greater heights.
The G-POWER conversion ramps the M550d’s standard output of 400 hp (294 kW) and 760 Nm of torque to 460hp (338 kW), with a stump pulling 860 Nm. Meanwhile, the 540d sees an increases in its output from 320 hp (235 kW) to 385 hp (283 kW), with peak torque up from 680 Nm to 750 Nm. Versions of the D-Tronik 5 V1 module are also available for the 530d, as well as the four-cylinder 520d and 525d models.
To ensure that engine reliability and longevity remain uncompromised, G-POWER retains all the factory diagnostic and engine protection functions. In addition, the extra power is locked out after a cold start until the safe operating oil temperature as specified by BMW is reached. At the other end of the scale, power is automatically reduced when the water or oil temperatures reach their pre-set limits.
To improve both looks and handling, G-POWER offer 5-Series owners their bespoke HURRICANE RR ultra-light forged alloy wheels in two different sizes: 9.0 and 10.5x20-inch, with 245/35R20 and 285/30R20 tyres, or 9.0 and 10.5x21-inch, with 255/30R21 and 295/25R21 tyres.
Since the company’s founding in 1983, it has focused solely on the tuning of BMW cars and the production of exclusive, handcrafted vehicles. In 2008, G-POWER was integrated into Group ASA, a year in which both brands celebrated their 25th anniversary. G-POWER is now one of the few globally active and highly reputable suppliers of exclusive cars. In cooperation with development partner ASA, G- POWER has developed unique versions of BMW’s most important models, and the world's most powerful versions of each, which clearly sets us apart from our competitors. G-POWER holds seven world records:
- Fastest BMW sedan with 730hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE and a top speed of 360 km/h
- Fastest LPG-powered car with the 660hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE GS and a top speed of 333 km/h
- Fastest Sedan with the 750hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS on the ATP high-speed oval in Papenburg with a measured top speed of 367.4 km/h. G-POWER exceeded its own record with the 800hp G-POWER M5
- HURRICANE RR with a top speed of 372 km/h
- Fastest 4-seater coupe with the 750 hp G-POWER M6 HURRICANE CS and a top speed of 370 km/h
- Fastest station waggon with the 820 hp G-POWER M5 Touring HURRICANE RR and a top speed of over 362 km/h (governed)
- Fastest BMW 1 Series with the 600hp G1 V8 HURRICANE RS and a top speed of over 330 km/h
- Fastest BMW M3 V8 with the 610hp G-POWER M3 SK IICS and a top speed of over 337 km/h