BMW X5: Now with M Performance Parts


BMW South Africa has confirmed that it will be bringing in some tasty M Performance Parts for its soon-to-be-launched BMW X5. How cool does this look?

The fourth generation of the BMW X5 is due to land in South Africa by the end of 2019 and BMW South Africa recently confirmed that it will be bringing in an extensive range of M Performance Parts for the newcomer. BMW SA claims these parts are for, "customers who wish to selectively refine the vehicle's sporty character and give this aspect further emphasise the character."

Not only doe these M Performance Parts look good, but they're actually functional. There are extensive options for some carbon fibre goodness, such as air intake trim elements for the bumper, winglets, a diffuser and even exterior mirror caps. 

Development of the full range of M Performance Parts has always drawn on the extensive motor racing expertise of BMW M GmbH. All components are perfectly matched – both with each other and with the specific properties of each model. In this way, they not only give the vehicle concerned a more striking, dynamic appearance but also serve a functional purpose. The features have a positive impact on the vehicle’s aerodynamic properties, for instance, or contribute additionally to the intelligent lightweight concept. 

The latest M Performance catalogue has been expanded to include the X5. Note offroad tyres and carbon fibre detailing.

Interestingly, given the BMW X5's offroad abilities, we're happy to see all-terrain wheels make their debut in the catalogue. You can also opt for vented and perforated M Performance brake discs which are larger than the standard units and these callipers are finished in red, giving the car a sportier look. These M Performance upgrades are not just exterior and there's substantial goodness for the cabin too. You can opt for a gorgeous M Performance steering wheel which is finished in Alcantara with cross stitching or go for the carbon fibre option with the shift paddles finished in carbon fabric. There's also M Performance floor mats available.

The BMW X5 launches in South Africa before the end of 2018 and these M Performance accessories will be available in the first quarter of 2019.

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