BMW M Performance Kits Annouced for 2 Series, X5

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

BMW is giving both the new 2 Series Coupe and the X5 SUV a slight power boost and some exterior enhancements thanks to a set of M performance parts for each vehicle.

A small power boost is available for the 220d diesel-powered model that pushes the output to 200 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque. For the gas-powered 235i, BMW offers an exhuast silencer which tunes the note to be a “striking, sports-style sound.”

Handling on the 235i will be enhanced thanks to an available limited-slip differential, along with a suspension setup that includes a 20mm drop, revised dampers and shortened coil springs.

For appearances, M performance fits the 235i with 19-inch wheels along with painted brake calipers. Completing the look are aerodynmamic enhancements such as a new front apron, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and a revised nose with new air ducting.

As for the larger X5, M performance offers a power bump up to 326 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque thanks to a modified ECU. The throttle is also revised to be sharper and a retuned exhaust note completes the package.

Aerodynamics are upped on this SUV as well thanks to a new front splitter, side sills, rear apron and more. The interior also gets some M performance touches to complete the overall package.

GALLERY: BMW M Performance Kit 2 Series and X5

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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