BMW 440i Gran Coupe Adorned With M Performance Parts For SEMA

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Set to be displayed at the 2017 SEMA show, the M Performance parts on the new M5 have already been previewed by the new MotoGP safety auto, and are all crafted from carbon-fibre.

In MotoGP trim, the M5 wears a smattering of M Performance parts created to make it look (and go, in some cases) faster.

"Innovative motorsport technology is an essential part of this".

The transformation of the BMW M5 to a MotoGP Safety Car was completed by the inclusion of special racing features and the necessary safety equipment. Development never stands still in MotoGP, which is always pushing its limits further and further.

Other M Performance goodies on offer are the carbon-fibre grille surrounds, a coilover suspension system, sports pads for the carbon-ceramic brakes, an M Performance sports exhaust system - which is made from titanium and finished with carbon-fibre exhaust tips - along with the M Performance Drive Analyser, which records vehicle dynamics data and allows these statistics to be monitored via the M Performance Drive Analyser smartphone app. Say what you will about the fact it's a turbocharged, all-wheel drive take on the classic BMW M formula, the new M5 is a real looker. The tweaks continue on the side profile where the mirror caps have been covered in carbon fiber and the wheels have been bumped to a 21-inch size with blue calipers part of the M Sport brakes. The auto also comes with the company's M xDrive system which is being used in the M5 for the first time. This process included the addition of numerous BMW M Performance Parts, many of which are available as retrofit parts for the BMW M5 production model. The pouting front splitter is a prototype, developed specifically for the MotoGP, while the bucket seats have been lifted from the M4 GTS. The provision of the BMW M fleet is the core of the involvement as "Official Car of MotoGP". The BMW M MotoGP Experience gives visitors the chance to experience the MotoGP at first hand.