• 2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts

    2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts
  • Carbon-fiber aerodynamics package
  • Carbon-fiber grille
  • M-style stripes
  • Sportier coilover suspension
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • New exhaust system
  • New Telemetry System
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Carbon-fiber Mirror Caps
  • Race-spec steering wheel
  • Carbon-fiber shift paddles and lever cover
  • Massive Diffuser

Making the hot M5 even hotter!

Unveiled only a few months back (August 2017), the new M5 is arguably the most aggressive and technologically advance midsize sedan BMW has built to date. But this doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. And BMW used the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to showcase a range of M Performance parts that enhance the M5 inside and out, as well as under the skin. It may seem a bit ridiculous to showcase performance- and visual-enhancing parts only a couple of months into an already awesome sedan’s life, but this is how the market works nowadays. While some will be more than happy to take a stock M5 home, others will pay for a few extras and a slightly customized appearance.

The new BMW M Performance parts for the still-fresh M5 are mostly about aerodynamics and weight saving on the outside. Both are achieved through extensive use of carbon-fiber, a lightweight composite that’s more than welcomed on any BMW wearing the M badge. And with the German firm usually using carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) on its cars, this is a breath of fresh air for carbon enthusiasts. The interior also received its fair share of upgrades, while the chassis and the exhaust system have been modified to better suit the enhanced aerodynamics of the sedan. But more on that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW M5 with M Performance Parts.

  • 2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    591
  • Torque @ RPM:
    553
  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    189 mph
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

What makes the BMW M5 with M Performance Parts special

  • Carbon-fiber aerodynamics package
  • Carbon-fiber grille and mirror caps
  • M-style stripes
  • Race-spec steering wheel
  • Carbon-fiber shift paddles and lever cover
  • Custom floor mats
  • New telemetry system
  • Sportier coilover suspension
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • New exhaust system
2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts Exterior
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Race-spec steering wheel
The already aggressive stance of the M5 is further enhanced by the M Performance aerodynamics package

On the outside, the already aggressive stance of the M5 is further enhanced by the M Performance aerodynamics package, which includes a range of handcrafted, carbon-fiber parts. Up front, this package adds only bumper side vent surrounds, but the aero feature is complemented by carbon-fiber kidney grilles. The latter is a cool touch in terms of looks. Moving over to the sides, we can see carbon-fiber side sill extensions, also part of the aero package, and carbon mirror caps, a separate option.

Around back, the M Performance bundle includes a carbon-fiber rear spoiler (or the spoiler Pro upgrade) and a carbon-fiber rear diffuser. All told, these options not only optimize the sedan’s aerodynamics, but also reduce curb weight and enhance looks. Finally, you can also opt for the stripe package, which adorns the lower front bumper and lower doors in the traditional blue, purple, and red colors of the M division.

2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Carbon-fiber aerodynamics package
The package also features new carbon-fiber shift paddles and a carbon shift lever cover

Plenty of interesting features to talk about inside the cabin too, starting with the M Performance steering wheel with distinctive geometry, pronounced Alcantara grip area, and carbon-fiber cover. The package also features new carbon-fiber shift paddles and a carbon shift lever cover. The motorsport-inspired looks are rounded off by M Performance floor mats.

2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts Exterior
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Sportier coilover suspension
Those who wish to capture their performance on film can opt for the Trackfix action camera holder

Moving over to what’s not immediately noticeable, BMW developed the M Performance Drive Analyzer, which is described as an "innovative tool for recording and evaluating all important vehicle dynamics data." The system analyzes and determines a range of performance factors such as engine data, speed and peak values, engaged gear, use of accelerator pedal and brakes, and lateral acceleration, working pretty much like a telemetry device. When recorded, the results can be directly shown on the smartphone as videos or graphic representations via the M Performance Drive Analyzer App, which is available free of charge to BMW customers. Those who wish to capture their performance on film can opt for the Trackfix action camera holder, which can be mounted in the threaded bush of the towing lug either at the front or rear end of the vehicle. This way you can make your own Nurburgring record attempt videos.

2018 BMW M5 with M Performance Parts Exterior
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Carbon-ceramic brakes

M Performance unveiled under-the-skin upgrades too, starting with a coilover suspension with even sportier setup, which provides a more direct connection of the chassis to the road. The red coil springs. There’s also carbon-ceramic brakes with motorsports-derived pads, as well as an M performance sports exhaust system. The latter is available exclusively in the U.S. and Canada and features a titanium rear muffler, carbon-fiber tailpipe trim, and an optimized exhaust gas routing for enhanced engine roar. While the engine remained unchanged, BMW did introduce a new, handcrafted carbon-fiber cover.

Most of these parts will become available when the new M5 arrived in showroom in the spring of 2018, while some of them will hit the market in July.

References

BMW M5

2018 BMW M5 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 BMW M5.

2017 SEMA Show – Preview
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Read more news on the 2017 SEMA Show.

Press release

World premiere: BMW M Performance Parts for the all-new 2018 BMW M5.

Since its world premiere in August, the all-new BMW M5 has attracted attention around the globe. At the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, BMW is now presenting a comprehensive range of exclusive M Performance Parts for the all-new BMW M5. All of these components from the M Performance Parts accessory range were developed using BMW M Motorsport know-how and underscore the high-performance sedan’s sporty and luxurious appearance, and also fulfil functional requirements in terms of aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight construction. Most of these exclusive M Performance Parts will be available as options during the time of ordering when the vehicle is launched in the Spring of 2018, with additional products following in July 2018.

Aerodynamics in perfection. The numerous highlights featured in the accessory range developed especially for the all-new BMW M5 include the package comprising M Performance aerodynamics components. All of these parts are made from lightweight carbon fiber and are elaborately handcrafted.

The following aerodynamics components are available: a newly designed front attachment, side sill attachments, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, a carbon fiber rear spoiler Pro (**) and a rear diffuser. All of these components accentuate the all-new BMW M5’s powerful and sporty appearance, while ensuring optimized aerodynamic characteristics.

Additional components from the M Performance Parts accessory range have been perfectly adapted to the aerodynamics package and now provide additional accents to the all-new BMW M5. The front kidney grilles and air breather trim side grilles (**) bearing the M logo and M Performance carbon fiber mirror caps (**) further enhance the carbon fiber look. The M Performance side sill foils accentuate the side sill attachments, optimally rounding off the distinctively sporty look provided by the aerodynamics package.

** Components available as from July 2018

Latest technology from motorsport brings the BMW M5’s performance onto the road, while guaranteeing superior driving behavior right up to the car’s limit. Thanks to an even sportier set-up, the new BMW M Performance coilover suspension developed specifically for the BMW M5 ensures excellent road-holding and increases driving dynamics resulting from a more direct connection of the vehicle chassis to the road. Moreover, red coil springs also add further visual highlights. The spring plates are adjustable.

Carbon-ceramic brakes guarantee superior braking characteristics. The sports disc pads are based on highly durable, motorsports-proven racing brake pads (***) and offer advantages such as a shorter braking distances, better brake response as well as higher thermal resilience. Furthermore, the race-oriented interpretation of brake-force distribution provides for enhanced dynamic brake control.

The new BMW M Performance sports exhaust system, which will be on sale exclusively in the USA and Canada, guarantees an emotional motorsport sound. The rear muffler is made from titanium with carbon fiber tailpipe trims additionally available. Optimized exhaust gas routing with reduced counter-pressure enhances the powerful V8 TwinTurbo sound and underscores the sporty driving experience.

The M Performance Drive Analyzer, also derived from motorsport, is an innovative tool for recording and evaluating all important vehicle dynamics data. The system offers comprehensive, professional possibilities to record and analyze, which can be evaluated and displayed on the smartphone. The Drive Analyzer determines a variety of relevant indicators such as diverse engine data, speed and peak values, engaged gear, use of accelerator pedal and brakes as well as lateral acceleration. When established, the results can be directly shown on the smartphone as videos or graphic representations via the M Performance Drive Analyzer App, which is available free of charge to BMW customers. Furthermore, customers also wishing to capture their drive on film, BMW M Performance Parts offers the Trackfix action camera holder, which can be mounted in the threaded bush of the towing lug either at the front or rear end of the vehicle.

Sporty, dynamic appearance down to the finest detail. M Performance Parts for the BMW M5 bring that true racetrack feeling to everyday life – also in terms of visual presence. These include motorsport stripes in typical M colors, which highlight the car’s sporty design even further and lend it its very own individual character. The elaborately handcrafted M Performance carbon fiber engine cover extension kit is a real eye-catcher and also makes the car’s racing genes visible where its performance has its origins – in the engine compartment.

** Components available as from July 2018

*** Not available in the US.

This racing look has also been applied to the vehicle’s interior components. The M Performance steering wheel (**) conveys a genuine motorsport feeling thanks to its distinctive geometry and extremely pronounced Alcantara grip area and a carbon fiber steering wheel cover. This is enhanced by newly designed carbon fiber shift paddles (**) and a carbon fiber gear shift lever cover (**). M Performance floor mats are a perfect complement to the car’s interior ambience. Finest details from the suspension to the interior reveal that the BMW M5 and M Performance Parts have their roots in motor racing, and this also includes the new key wallet for the all-new BMW M5. It comprises a material mix of high-quality Alcantara and carbon fiber and offers a perfect combination of motorsport design and functionality. The M Performance LED logo projector, which completes the accessory range available for the BMW M5, is also a genuine statement.

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