For a whole new look.
Earlier this year, BMW took the covers off the facelifted 5 Series. Although it remains a handsome luxury sedan, it's undoubtedly one of the more restrained designs within BMW's lineup. But if the latest 5 Series was a bit too low key for you, the brand's latest M Performance parts for both the regular 5 Series and the high-performance M5 make much more of a statement. A wide range of carbon, high-gloss black, chrome, and Alcantara exterior/interior accessories can be used to dress up the 5 Series.
Whereas BMW's M Sport models had just a few visual extras in the past, today the latest range of M Performance parts notably transforms the appearance of the model it is applied to, as we saw with the latest 4 Series Coupe.
On the 5, the various external carbon parts work especially well with white paint, as the darkened trim upgrades contrast more effectively with this color choice. The mods include unique mirror caps, different side sill attachments, a carbon version of the kidney grille, and a substantial carbon rear spoiler.
On the BMW M5, the characteristic M motorsport stripe colors are applied in a strip below the doors, above the rear diffuser, and on the front lower bumper. These upgrades look brilliant when combined with bespoke M5 details like the racier mirrors and the quad-exit tailipipes.
In the cabin, an M Performance steering wheel with Alcantara trim is complemented by a red or blue 12 o'clock marker, while the carbon M Performance gear shift lever is exclusive to the M5 and M5 Competition. Stainless steel pedals, M performance floor mats, and shift paddles in carbon are available as well.
Beyond just the aesthetics, an M Performance sports suspension can be equipped to the M5 twins. This lowers the sedan by close to an inch and enables flatter cornering, according to BMW. We'd also go for the 20-inch M Performance forged wheels, which look gorgeous.
M Performance sport brake pads are reserved for the M-badged models. Finally, selected models can have tailpipe finishers in either chrome or carbon, and the detailing even extends to a carbon fuel filler cap.
Although BMW didn't reveal prices, we think the visual improvement is a great way to add appeal to the excellent 5 Series.