M Performance upgrades revealed for 2017 BMW 5 Series

The new BMW 5 Series already has a range of dedicated M Performance parts. Add-ons bring the aesthetic, engineering and performance upgrades to the new model.

The parts include a Power and Sound Kit, which increases the performance of models equipped with the six-cylinder petrol engine. The increases of 33bhp and 37lb ft, taking this engine of 350bhp and 369lb ft.

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Despite the increase in performance, this kit has no impact on emissions or fuel economy of the cars equipped with it, according to BMW. Those who want to leave the performance of their car intact, but adjust the sound may opt for the kit M Performance stainless steel silencer individually, but only on the 530i, 540i and their xDrive variants, as well as the diesel models.

The hoses are available in stainless steel or in carbon fibre finish, depending on the type of engine.

Diesel 5 Series variants are also offered performance upgrades. Stimulates 26bhp and 22lb ft take up to 284bhp and 479lb ft.

The other elements of the range M Performance can be applied to all versions of the 5 Series. They include an exclusive set of 20in alloy wheels finished in silver and black or gray with a twin-spoke design and the M Performance brakes with red calipers. There is also an aerodynamic exterior kit for M Sport cars.

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Other upgrades are aesthetic, such as the carbon fibre door mirror caps, black-finished grille and M Performance accent stripes, also feature. Inside, an M Performance Alcantara steering wheel can be adjusted.

BMW is yet to release more details on the range of upgrades, including availability, prices, and release dates, although the M Performance steering wheel will be available in the summer of 2017, which suggests that the rest of the range will be available later on.