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 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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