Now You Can Make Your BMW 5 Series Look Like an M5

Do you want your BMW 5 Series to look mean but you can’t afford the M5? Or you simply don’t like the M5 that much and you want to customize your own 5 Series? Well, BMW has you covered with a new lineup of M Performance Parts for the facelifted, midsize sedan.

The four-year-old G30-generation 5 Series was revised for its mid-cycle facelift in 2020, but the upgrade didn’t change all that much on the outside. However, BMW now offers more M Performance Parts than ever that cover the exterior, the cabin, and the drivetrain department. These Performance Parts aren’t only for the 5 Series though, they also work with the beefed-up M5 and M5 Competition models.

BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 5 Series, the BMW M5, and the M5 Competition:

Exterior

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series Exterior
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The big highlight of this new bundle of M Performance Parts is the carbon-fiber body kit.

BMW offers no fewer than 11 carbon-fiber components, be it replacement aero features or simple trim elements. The list includes a front splitter, air breather, side sills, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and a fuel cap. You can also add carbon trim for the mirror caps, front grille, and tailpipe finishers. Go with the majority of the options below and your regular 5 Series will look cooler than an M5 without these features.

  • M Performance front attachment carbon left/right
  • M Performance front splitter carbon
  • M Performance decorative front grille carbon or high-gloss black
  • M Performance Air Breather carbon left/right
  • M Performance exterior mirror cap carbon left/right
  • M Performance side sill attachment carbon left/right
  • M Performance accentuation strip black/silver (not for M5/M5 Competition)
  • M Performance side sill films left/right
  • M Performance rear bumper trim high-gloss black
  • M Performance rear diffusor carbon
  • M Performance rear diffusor black matte
  • M Performance rear spoiler Pro Carbon (for sedan only)
  • M Performance rear spoiler carbon (for sedan only)
  • M Performance rear spoiler black matte (for sedan only)
  • M Performance tailpipe finishers carbon (selected models)
  • M Performance tailpipe finishers chrome (selected models)
  • M Performance fuel filler cap carbon

Interior

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series Interior
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Options for the cabin are limited to a handful of features, but you can up the M factor in your 5 Series with these. While the M Performance steering wheel won’t change that much, the wheel wrapped in carbon-fiber and Alcantara or carbon-fiber and leather will give the interior a race-inspired vibe. Other M Performance Parts to select here include carbon-fiber shift paddles, stainless-steel pedals and footrest, and specific floor mats.

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series Interior
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  • M Performance steering wheel
  • M Performance steering wheel trim carbon/Alcantara or carbon/leather
  • M Performance shift paddles carbon
  • M Performance stainless steel pedals and footrest
  • M Performance floor mat

Drive, Driving Dynamics, and Wheels

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series Exterior
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BMW also offers some upgrades for the drivetrain department, but it’s mostly about new wheels. You can pick from four different designs in 19- and 20-inch sizes, including two-tone finishes in Jet Black and high-gloss milled. But you can improve stopping power with larger brakes or add a performance exhaust if you buy a diesel model. For the M5 versions BMW offers a carbon-fiber engine cover.

  • M Performance 19″ brake system
  • M Performance exhaust system for diesel (not for M5/M5 Competition)
  • M5/M5 Competition exclusively: M Performance engine cover carbon upgrade kit
  • 19″ M Performance forged wheels double spoke 786 M Jet Black matte, complete summer and winter wheel set (not for M5/M5 Competition)
  • 20″ M Performance forged wheel double spoke 669 M Bicolour (Jet Black matte, high-gloss milled), complete summer wheel set (not for M5/M5 Competition)
  • 20″ M Performance forged wheels double spoke 669 M Orbit Grey, complete summer wheel set (not for M5/M5 Competition)
  • 20″ M Performance for wheels multi-spoke 732 M Bicolour (Jet Black, high-gloss milled), complete summer wheel set (not for M5/M5 Competition)

Miscellaneous:

There Are Heaps of New M Performance Parts For Your 2020 BMW 5 Series Exterior
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If you have money to throw around and you want to get a little fancy, you can purchase a special key case in Alcantara and carbon-fiber. Definitely something you can display on your office. There’s also a special tire bag with M Performance lettering to keep your spare clean while in storage.

  • M Performance key case Alcantara/carbon
  • M Performance tire bag
Ciprian Florea
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