This time around it’s not just show with no go, because the aside from the obvious visual and aerodynamic tweaks, the versions using six cylinder engines also get power hikes.
The 2017 5 Series sedan (G30) has been introduced not long ago – mere weeks – but the Bavarians are already spicing things up thanks to the introduction of the optional M Performance fitments. The exterior gets new add-on parts with carbon fiber finish for the front bumper, rear spoiler, and diffuser. Black side sill attachments can also be had in carbon fiber and the rear diffuser and spoiler can be made from polyurethane. The kidney grille can be had in black and the side mirror caps get the mandatory carbon fiber finish. M Performance lettering and accent strips are also on the menu alongside 20-inch lightweight alloy clad in 245/35 R20 front and 275/30 R20 rear tires.
Inside the cabin the owners will get to choose from an M Performance steering wheel covered in Alcantara with silver grey stitching and a red central marking, as well as other tweaks. The 540i with the inline-six turbocharged 3.0-liter engine will be tweaked to deliver an extra 34 horsepower (25 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Newton-meters) for a total of 360 hp (265 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) – and the menu also includes a chrome or carbon fiber finish for the tailpipes. The diesel-powered 530d and 530d xDrive also get an optional power hike of 27 hp (20 kW) and 22 lb-ft (30 Nm) to 292 hp (215 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm). The 540i and the two 530d models can also get an M Performance silencer, while all versions can upgrade the stopping power.