BMW Announces M Performance Goodies for Next 5-Series

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BMW has already announced the 2017 G30 5-Series, and buyers will initially have the choice between the 530i and the 540i, sharing the B-series engines with the face-lifted 3-Series.

While an M5 and an M550i with a V8 are in the works, performance sedan fans will have a little longer to wait until they’re released. To make the wait easier, BMW has shown us M Performance accessories for the 530i and the 540i.

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The most noticeable of the upgrades is the new aero package, with a revised front lip, rear diffuser, and lip spoiler. It’s an understated look that suits the 5-Series well. M Performance side-sill decals will also be offered to complete the look, as well as carbon mirror caps.

Inside, buyers can opt for an alcantara steering wheel with shift paddles.

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Brake upgrades will also be offered, with painted calipers — four pistons in the front — and drilled rotors, which will look great behind the 20″ aluminum wheels, offered in a two-tone machined finish, or a more subdued Orbit Grey.

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The 540i will have a Power and Sound Kit that will bump the turbocharged B48 inline six up to 355 horsepower and 368 ft/lbs of torque. That’s an impressive gain — 20 horsepower and 36 ft/lbs. And a new sports muffler will be included to give the car a meaner sound.

If you’ve already ordered your 5-Series, fret not — your dealer will be able to install all of these at or after the point of sale.

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