While it isn’t the high-performance M5 we’re all waiting for, the latest M Sports Package for the 2011 BMW 5-Series does give the dynamic luxury sedan an even sportier look thanks to some distinct M styling cues.
Available in Europe this September, and most likely in the U.S. shortly thereafter, the package comprises components that have been specifically adapted to match the suspension, the aerodynamics, and the exterior and interior design of each model in the 5-Series range.
The M sports suspension, M aerodynamics package and 18 inch M light alloys featuring a double-spoke design all contribute towards enhanced driving dynamics, as well as giving the 5-Series a tougher overall appearance.
Moreover, optional features include 19 inch M light alloys as well as an M rear spoiler, and yes, most of these upgrades can fit the 5-Series Touring wagon as well--if it were sold here too.
Inside, there’s Alcantara trimmed seats developed especially for the M Sports Package, as well as M logos, an M leather-clad steering wheel, an M gear lever knob, M footrest, an anthracite-colored roof lining and M aluminum trim.
Other models in the BMW fleet available with an M Sport Package include the 1, 3, and 7-Series as well as the X5.