It will be available in the U.S. as a package on certain versions of the midsize luxury sedan.
Customers looking to inject some pizzazz into their future 5 Series purchase might want to wait a bit for BMW to properly introduce the new Carbon Edition. The good pals over at Bimmer Post have learned the company’s U.S. division will soon launch an optional package tailored to the luxury sports sedan in the 530i / 530i xDrive and 540i / 540i xDrive flavors.
Like the name of the kit indicates, the Carbon Edition will be mostly about various carbon fiber updates from the comprehensive M Performance catalog. There are goodies such as a front splitter, front spoiler lip, rear diffuser, and a trunk lid spoiler – all of which are finished in carbon fiber. To spice things up, BMW will also throw in a set of rocker panel decals and a matte black bumper trim at the back. Needless to say, there’s also a Carbon Edition badge denoting it’s not a regular 5er.
The Carbon Edition also comes along with some proper hardware updates, such as the M Sport Package, M-branded brakes, and 19-inch alloy wheels featuring a double-spoke design. Inside, the 5 Series will combine black Dakota leather with blue stitching.
Bimmer Post says the package is going to set you back about $4,668 and will be available sometime in the second quarter of the year.
Over in Europe, the 5 Series received at the beginning of the year the BMW Individual Composition package for both the sedan and wagon body styles. It includes features such as an M aerodynamic package, M Sport suspension, M Sport brakes, 20-inch wheels, LED fog lights, trapezoidal exhausts, and fresh colors from the Individual catalog. Inside, there’s fancy leather for the seats, instrument panel, and headliner along with illuminated M-branded door sill plates and additional M-flavored bits and pieces.
The seventh-generation 5 Series has been around for fewer than three years, so a mid-cycle update probably won’t be launched until the second half of 2020 or early 2021.
Source: Bimmer Post