Archive for the BMW 5 Series Tuning

BMW 5-Series by Vorsteiner

Vorsteiner released a new tuning kit, this time for the BMW 5-Series sedan, known as the F10. The new package brings a series of styling improvements with no performance tweaks.

At least so far. To begin with, the exterior stands out thanks to an Alpine White finish while the Vorsteiner V-FF 102 alloy wheels with a Carbon Graphite finish are the next in line to get in your attention.

BMW 5-Series by Vorsteiner

BMW 5-Series by Vorsteiner

They contrast well with the clean and elegant body finish while the additional parts, mostly made of carbon fiber, add a nice touch too. We talk about a front spoiler as well as a rear diffuser. Regarding the cabin, there are no details about any styling improvements.
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F10 BMW 5 Series (550i) by Fostla

The 550i is one of the best BMW cars there is at this moment, with its 402HP and V8 twin-turbo. Even so Fostla considered that a suite of improvements was needed and decided to come up with an extensive list of upgrades packed in one single performance package.

The first upgradable targets were the engine, improved with updated electronics and of course the exhaust system, adding ¼ of the original power to the model at hand.

BMW 550i by Fostla

BMW 550i by Fostla

The BMW 550i gains in this way about 170 horses and that for a price under the threshold of $6.000, which is not too shabby when looking at it from the buyer’s perspective.
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BMW 5 Series with Vossen wheels

A simple tuning project can be a quick wheels change and a new set of wheels.

Yet, as simple as that sounds, it can actually be quite easy to mess it up, and if you ask me, this BMW 5 Series is a prime example of just that.

BMW 5 Series on Vossen wheels

BMW 5 Series on Vossen wheels

If the owner would have just stuck to a simple wheel swap, the new 20 inch Vossen set would have worked wonders. That being said, there are better wheels out there if you want to tune your BMW 5 Series. But that is not the whole deal with it.
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Vorsteiner presents their M-Tech kit for the F10 BMW 5 Series

As a general rule, I enjoy seeing tuning projects from a few dedicated aftermarket specialists, and when it comes to Bimmers, Vorsteiner is definitely one to follow.

So you can understand my excitement when I learned that Vorsteiner is preparing an M-Tech kit for the F10 BMW 5 Series.

F10 BMW 5 Series by Vorsteiner

F10 BMW 5 Series by Vorsteiner

The kit will be presented at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, and this is just another reason that you should be excited about the build. But when I saw what they plan, I couldn’t help but feel a bit let down. The M-Tech kit will feature carbon fiber parts, made using a pre-preg method.
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MM Performance F11 BMW 535i Touring

If you think that people interested in tuning are mostly teenagers or single men with too much free time and money to spend, you might be wrong.

In fact, the tuning enthusiasts are quite varied, and you might be surprised to see what comes out of a modified car.

MM Performance F11 BMW 535i Touring

MM Performance F11 BMW 535i Touring

Once they get a family, though, a lot of tuning enthusiasts have to trade in their juiced up coupe for a more spacious, more comfortable ride, just like the F11 BMW 535i Touring. But that doesn’t have to be the end of it, though, as MM Performance, a Polish tuner, proves with their project.
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Hartge upgrades the BMW 535i GT

With the recent release of Hartge’s upgrade kit for the F10 BMW 520d, I kind of expected to see another one of their products really soon.

And to prove me right, here they are with a new power boost, this time for the BMW 535i GT, a car that, in some opinions, is long overdue for a nice Hartge makeover.

Hartge

Hartge

In a true Hartge manner, the upgrade is accompanied by one of their bland but revealing videos, which you can watch if you scroll down. As for the kit itself, it brings justice to the aftermarket specialist’s legacy.

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F10 BMW 520d with Hartge upgrade

Hartge is here with another nice build, this time for the F10 BMW 520d, and in a traditional Hartge way, the press release comes with a video.

Since the upgrade is basically just a power boost, the video also just deals with the simple numbers.

Hartge F10 BMW 520d

Hartge F10 BMW 520d

Normally, an F10 BMW 520d is good for around 184 Hp and 380 Nm of torque, which is not really that bad. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. And with the Hartge ECU kit, the 520d is taken up to 218 Hp and 450 Nm of torque. This is basically the kind of power developed by the BMW 525d version.

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E28 BMW 535i by Hartge

Even before BMW became the global manufacturer it is today, they had a strong following, with the aftermarket specialists taking a shine to their products early on.

Such is the case with Hartge, that was prepping Bimmers for as long as I remember.

E28 BMW 535i by Hartge

E28 BMW 535i by Hartge

One very awesome oldie is the E28 BMW 535i owned by Christopher Björåsen, who has not only kept that baby running smoothly up to this point, but also equipped it with some improvements. His car has seen quite a lot of additions over the years, mostly from Hartge.
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Pipercross offers a new filter for several BMWs

Pipercross has a long standing tradition of delivering high quality filters for pretty much every BMW model out there.

And just like the car maker, the filter manufacturer delivers a premium product, focusing on the quality of the product rather than the price it would bear.

Pipercross Filter

Pipercross Filter

The newest filter was built to fit the 135i, 335i, 535i and 1M models, and as you might have guessed, all sport the mighty N54 engine. Pipercross designed their filter to fit snugly into the airbox of the models mentioned, and the dimensions are to OEM spec.
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BMW 5 Series by JMS

A while back, the guys from JMS presented their take on the 3 Series BMW, with a nice kit covering all the basic upgrades.

Now it is time they did something about the bigger brother, the BMW 5 Series.

BMW 5 Series by JMS

BMW 5 Series by JMS

JMS introduced something they call a “light upgrade” which offers several improvements over the stock 5 Series. For 299 EUR you get a new front spoiler lip which is a quick fit if you have glue and screws. JMS also hoisted the car on top of 20 inch MB Design KV1 wheels sporting some high performance tires, for the price of 3.599 EUR.
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