New BMW X5 M Performance Parts range introduced

Styling, interior and data logging accessories all introduced as part of BMW's X5 M Performance Parts package

BMW has revealed a range of performance options for the new X5. The range of interior and exterior accessories will add various sporty touches to the latest version of the brand’s longest-running SUV.

A range of carbon fibre add-ons are offered on the outside. At the front, a pair of lightweight trims that sit either side of the centre air intake are constructed from the lightweight material, and it’s also used for a pair of front winglets on the leading edge of the wheel arch and door mirror caps.

Best 4x4s and SUVs available

The carbon theme continues at the back, where extra aero arch extensions and a rear diffuser are available in the same material.

Additional M Performance trims are available along the sides; the lower sill edges and ‘hockey stick’ section on the car’s flanks can both be painted in matt black.

There’s a choice of two M Performance wheel and tyre options, each serving a very different purpose. A set of lightweight 22-inch wheels save roughly one kilogram per corner compared to the standard wheels, which BMW says delivers a sharper drive through a reduced unsprung mass.

The other option takes a more rugged approach. New 20-inch rims are wrapped in chunky all-terrain tyres, giving the X5 greater traction off-road. The greater tyre profile should also improve ride quality, too.

Inside, a sports steering wheel offers larger thumb rests than the standard item, and gets silver stitching and a red 12 o’clock stripe. There’s two different styles to choose from: both have alcantara hand grips, but there’s a choice of leather or carbon on the rest of the rim.

Other interior accessories include shift paddles finished in carbon rather than the standard chrome, M Performance floor mats and stainless steel pedals. Further M sport bits include different motifs for the LED door downlights, and there's even a carbon/alcantara case for the X5’s digital display key.

BMW has also introduced a ‘Drive Analyser’ smartphone app which, in combination with an on board diagnostic dongle plugged into the X5’s OBD socket, can provide data logging functions. These include using the phone’s camera to record trips and track routes based on GPS data.

The BMW M Performance parts will all be available to order when the X5 goes on sale in March 2019.

Do you like the look of the new BMW X5 M Performance Parts? Let us know your thoughts below...

Recommended

New limited-run BMW X5, X6 and X7 special editions unveiled
BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermillion Editions
BMW X5

New limited-run BMW X5, X6 and X7 special editions unveiled

BMW reveals limited-edition versions of its large SUVs for 2021, with a raft of unique design touches
12 Jul 2021
Large Premium SUV of the Year 2021: BMW X5
BMW X5 - header
BMW X5

Large Premium SUV of the Year 2021: BMW X5

The BMW X5 is the 2021 Auto Express Premium SUV of the Year, with the Land Rover Discovery and Porsche Cayenne commended
7 Jul 2021
BMW X5 review
BMW X5 front
BMW X5

BMW X5 review

The BMW X5 is pushing boundaries in the large SUV class, delivering performance, practicality and tech
12 May 2021
BMW X5 xDrive45e: long-term test review
BMW X5 xDrive45e long termer 35
BMW X5

BMW X5 xDrive45e: long-term test review

Final report: BMW is on a Rolls with its large plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive 45e SUV
18 Mar 2021

Most Popular

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021
Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2021
Best small SUVS
SUVs

Best crossover cars and small SUVs 2021

There's a huge range of crossovers and small SUVs on the market today. These are our top ten picks
22 Jul 2021