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BMW unveils 2017 5-series with M-Performance package

Snapshot: The new 2017 BMW 5-series sedan was unveiled two months ago and BMW has added the performance kit to the newly unveiled sedan.

The immensely popular BMW 5-series sedan received a makeover a couple of months back. And now the 2017 BMW 5-series sedan (codenamed G30) is already ready with the first addition to its range. BMW has added the optional M-Performance goodies to the new 5-series sedan, making the German sedan even better looking and performance oriented. In short, making the BMW 5-series even more desirable.  

The exterior of the BMW 5-series M-performance pack gets the new add-on parts featuring a carbon fiber finish for the front bumper, rear spoiler, and diffuser. On the side, there's black side sill attachments that can be ordered with a carbon fiber look, while the rear diffuser and spoiler can be made from polyurethane.

To add a little spice to the looks, the BMW 5-series can be bought with the black painted kidney grille and you can also apply a carbon fiber finish on the side mirror caps. The M-Performance inscription and accent strips makes the 5-series aggressive, while the 20-inch lightweight alloys featuring a double-spoke, two-level design and an Orbit Grey or bi-color finish makes it stand out of the crowd.

Inside the cabin, buyers will get a fully customizable interior, albeit, after next summer. The 5-series sedan can be customized with an M-Performance steering wheel covered in Alcantara with silver grey stitching and a red central marking in the 12 o’clock position to make the cabin feel more sporty. Rest details about the cabin are not revealed yet.

The M-Performance pack is not purely visual but get some engine tweaking in terms of power boost in selected variants. First is the 540i with its inline-six turbocharged 3.0-litre engine that can be boosted to deliver an extra 34 horsepower and 50 Newton-meters of torque. The total results in 360 hp of power and 500 Nm of torque.

Next is the 340i rated at 340 hp, and gets a power hike of 20 hp. Besides the power jump, buyers also get a more powerful exhaust note and a chrome or carbon fiber finish for the tailpipes. The diesel-powered 530d and the 530d xDrive are equipped with an inline-six engine and get an optional power bump of 27 hp and torque bump of 30 Nm. Both the cars' output stands at 292 hp and 650 Nm now.

While the above mentioned variants are the only ones to get a power boost, the rest of the versions like the 540i and the two 530d models can be fitted with an M Performance silencer. You can also fit the 5-Series Sedan family with beefier brakes featuring aluminum four-piston calipers on the front axle and single-piston calipers at the back. The calipers are painted in red and work together with inner vented, perforated lightweight discs to provide superior stopping power.

BMW is expected to start the deliveries of the new 5-Series along with the M-performance kit from February 2017. While the range-topping M5 will be added in the latter part of 2017, M550i xDrive will be launched in February itself. India launch is not yet confirmed, but expect a late 2017 or early 2018 launch.

You can check more about the BMW 5-series here!

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