BMW to launch 5-Series M Sport

  • M Sport version of new 5-Series coming in September
  • Available on Saloon and Touring models, priced from £31,270,
  • Special edition 3-Series models also announced

BMW will launch the new 5-Series in M Sport trim level this September.

M Sport is the biggest-selling trim level, accounting for the vast majority of orders, and it will be offered on both saloon and Touring models.

It consists of sports suspension, a bodykit, bespoke alloy wheels, sports seats, M Sport steering wheel and gearknob.

Available on the 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d, 523i, 528i, 535i and 550i saloons and estates, prices start at £31,270.

Also in September, BMW will launch a range-topping diesel to the 5-Series. The 535d uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 294bhp yet returns fuel economy of 46mpg.

Elsewhere, BMW has announced details of two new 3-Series models - the Exclusive Edition and the Sport Plus Edition. Both offer several thousand pounds' worth of extra equipment yet cost £595 more than the models on which they are based.

The Exclusive Edition is based on SE spec and adds chrome exterior trim, metallic paint, leather seats, bamboo interior trim and a leather steering wheel, as well as Bluetooth compatibility and 17-inch alloy wheels. Speccing these items separately would cost £3,000.

The Sport Plus Edition is based on M Sport trim and adds leather seats with bespoke stitching, metallic paint, Bluetooth, chrome exhausts and 18-inch alloy wheels. This results in a saving of £2,325.

Both models go on sale in September, with prices starting at £24,075.