BMW 3-Series, 5-Series M Performance Parts Arrive in America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

In past years, BMW enthusiasts in America have been finding ways to import M Performance Parts for their vehicles. More recently the German automaker has made it easier for Americans to get their hands on the M-branded upgrades.

Now available in the U.S. are M Performance Parts for the 2013 BMW 3- and 5-Series models, allowing owners to give their sedans a much more aggressive style inside and out.

For the smaller 3-Series, a new front splitter, rocker panel blades, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and decals are available to spice up the exterior. The interior meanwhile can be outfitted with a carbon fiber e-brake handle with an Alcantara boot, custom floor mats, stainless steel pedal accents and an M Performance Electronic Steering Wheel. Along with the Alcantara finish and flat-bottom shape on the wheel, it allows for access to three information modes: Efficient Dynamics Mode, Sport Mode, and Race Mode.

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Suspension upgrades are also available for the 3-Series with new springs lowering the sedan by 0.4 inch. 20-inch wheels are also available as an option, while performance upgrades include an M Performance exhaust system. Improving the brakes is an upgraded system from Brembo which features four-piston calipers in the front, two-piston calipers in the rear and larger rotors.

Those that enjoy the larger of the two models can outfit their 5-Series with an M Performance carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser. The M Performance carbon fiber trim line will also be available as an option, alongside the previously mentioned Electronic Steering Wheel. Wheels and an exhaust system are also available for the 5-Series, though BMW M did not announce any suspension options.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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