BMW 5 Series Carbon Edition spices up US range

May 6, 2019

It seems BMW is about to introduce a special 5 Series Carbon Edition, at least for the US market, with images and details recently hitting the web confirming such a model.

The latest-gen, G30 5 Series has been around now for a few years, but it looks like BMW is looking to spice up the range. These images and details have been dug up and posted in a Bimmerpost forum, showing special carbon fibre treatment for the executive sedan.

For the exterior there’s a range of M Performance parts, including a more aggressive front bumper bar with large side intakes, carbon side skirts, and an M Performance rear bumper bar with a carbon fibre diffuser. A neat little carbon lip spoiler sits up the top.

Other highlights include a set of 19-inch M alloy wheels, M Sport brakes, and the rest of the gear included with the full M Sport package such as sports suspension. There’s also some Carbon Edition badges, and a black Dakota leather upholstery for the interior.

At this stage it looks like the 5 Series Carbon Edition will be available for most variants in the range, and for the US market only. However, there is a chance other markets might take some inspiration from the package and come up with something pretty similar.

In Australia, customers can of course opt from a huge range of M Performance parts and accessories for most models in the showroom. In fact, you could probably put together a very similar setup to this package shown.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.