As is customary with most BMW product reveals these days, the German carmaker also reveals the catalogue for its M Performance parts. Now we get a comprehensive look at the updated BMW M5 fitted with M Performance Parts.
The BMW M5 is one of the brand's strongest performance offerings and you'd think there'd hardly be a need for M Performance Parts. However, BMW M claims these accessories aim to deliver sporty accents in terms of design, driving dynamics and performance.
Visually, there's an expansive list of go-faster goodies in carbon fibre on offer. You can get carbon fibre detailing on the grilles, a rear diffuser, side sills, mirror caps, fuel cap, rear boot spoiler and carbon fibre exhaust tips, to name but a few. Other cool accessories on offer include tyre warmers and a cool BMW M car cover, to keep your M5 clean. For those wanting to really show off, there's a carbon fibre engine cover.
Inside, the M Performance steering wheel Pro is on offer and it features polished carbon fibre and Alcantara trim. There's also the 12 o'clock marker in BMW Motorsport blue and the wheel also features BMW M colour stitching. For those wanting a sporty touch, carbon shift paddles are also on offer. Speaking of gears, there's a carbon fibre gearbox shifter trim kit too.
BMW M Performance is offering an M Performance sports suspension, which lowers the car by 5 and 20 mm. With a lower centre of gravity and less roll, BMW claims cornering speeds will be higher. BMW is also offering new-look 20-inch M Performance forged alloy wheels.
We're torn, surely a car as prestigious as the BMW M5 doesn't need M Performance parts? But, on the other hand, we think this example looks exceptional! The updated BMW M5 will be arriving alongside the 5-Series in South Africa before the end of 2020.