Needs only around 10 seconds to hit 124 miles per hour (200 kilometres per hour)
Spy photos have shown BMW is hard at work preparing the next installment of its reputable M5, but tuners are still finding ways to spice up the outgoing version. The latest example comes from Dortmund where Carbonfiber Dynamics has applied a subtle yet effective body kit developed by the Japanese aftermarket specialists at 3DDesign. The package consists of a custom front lip, side sills, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler - all of which are made from carbon fibre to keep the weight low. Overall, the high-performance midsize sedan doesn’t look all that different compared to a stock M5, thus proving once again that less is indeed more.
Wearing a Fire Orange paint in the same vein as the M3 GTS from the E92 generation, the modified M5 rides on 21-inch Vossen wheels which blend nicely with the other exterior modifications. Carbonfiber Dynamics mentions all of the styling upgrades created by 3DDesign can also be had on the M4 and M6.
It wouldn’t be a complete tuning job without some changes underneath the hood. In this particular case, the biturbo 4.4-litre V8 has been upgraded to a massive 818 horsepower, so it’s way stronger than those recent special editions such as the Competition Edition and Pure Metal which are both rated at 600 hp.
Thanks to the major power boost, the custom M5 catapults from 0 to 200 kilometres per hour (124 miles per hour) in around 10 seconds and needs only 6.6 seconds to cover the 100 km/h (62 mph to 200 km/h (124 mph) sprint. There’s no word about top speed, but most likely it has increased over the 305 km/h (190 mph) achieved by the M5s fitted with the optional M Driver’s Package.
If you would rather see the all-new M5, you will have to wait until at least the end of 2017/early 2018, taking into account the regular 5 Series is set to go official in January next year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Source: Carbonfiber Dynamics