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BMW offers new M Performance accessories for M5 and M6

Tue, 15 Oct 2013

Tuners Alpina and AC Schnitzer aren't the only ones offering just about everything in carbon fiber for BMWs these days, and BMW has introduced performance accessories for their M5 and M6 cars, including the M6 Gran Coupe, Convertible, and Coupe.

On the performance front, car owners will be able to purchase and retrofit an exhaust system developed by BMW's M division and engineering company Akrapovič -- one made entirely of titanium. This new exhaust system will be available for the M5, and all versions of the M6 and will result in a weight savings of approximately 22 pounds.

When it comes to stopping power, BMW M Performance will also offer a carbon-ceramic brake system, with brake discs made out carbon-fiber composite ceramic offering higher heat resistance and a lower overall weight, saving more than 42 pounds from the stock system. These will be offered alongside 20-inch M light-alloy wheels.

On the style front, customers can order carbon-fiber rear spoilers and rear diffusers for the M5 and M6 models, alongside carbon-fiber mirror caps. On the inside, several different pieces of carbon-fiber trim can also be purchased, along with stainless steel pedals and BMW M Performance floor mats. Perhaps the most entertaining piece of kit for the interior is the steering wheel with a race display showing gear shift information and lateral and longitudinal acceleration values, as well as lap times.

By Jay Ramey