On its own, the all-new BMW 5-Series is the kind of luxury sedan that you'd expect to see being driven by the CEOs of the world. The kind of corporate bigwigs who have their own corner office about a gazillion floors up in the sky. If those same CEOs want to get some sportiness out of their car, luckily they can opt for the M Performance package for the 5-Series that BMW has just revealed.
You can spot the sporty elements right away from the outside. Handmade carbon fiber accessories in the front bumper, as well as a new rear diffuser and wing, help with the car's aerodynamics. Buyers can opt for the diffuser and wing in polyurethane as well. Carbon fiber coating on the side mirrors, as well as black details on the grille and sides of the car, are optional.
Under the chassis are 20-inch light alloy wheels available in either Orbit Grey or a bi-color finish. Attached to the wheels are 245/35 R20 tires in front and 275/30 R20 on the rear. The accompanying M performance sports brake system boasts increased thermal durability. It includes perforated lightweight discs with four-piston fixed-caliper aluminum brakes on the front tires. On the back are single-piston floating caliper brakes. All the calipers are finished in a striking red paintjob for that added touch of sportiness.
Inside, there's an M Performance sports steering wheel covered in Alcantara, with a red central marking and silver-gray cross-stitch seam. Under the hood, the M-enhanced 5-Series will feature various performance upgrades depending on the engine type and variant. The six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine will see a 34hp and 50Nm increase. The six-cylinder diesel, meanwhile, gets a 27hp and 30Nm bump. As an added bonus, different exhaust and sound packages are available to give the engine an even sweeter note.
The all-new 5-series will be available in markets worldwide starting February 2017—most likely including ours. The M Performance package is expected to follow soon after. CEOs, take note.