BMW Malaysia is now offering the BMW M Performance Power Kit for the F10 BMW 520d with 8-speed automatic transmission. Previously it was only available for the manual transmission versions of the F10, so F10 520d owners had to wait for the auto version to be released while the E90 and F30 320d owners who opted for the upgrade were happily enjoying their increased power.
The kit includes a new ECU with updated data, an upgraded charge air cooler, a plastic air guide, various required small parts, as well as aesthetic bits such as a BMW M Performance Power Kit Aluminium badge and BMW M Performance sticker for the side sill.
520d owners can expect to shave 0.5 seconds off their 0 to 100km/h sprint, as well as increase their top speed by 5km/h. In-gear acceleration time needed from 80km/h to 120km/h in 4th gear will decrease by 0.8 seconds, or 5th gear by 1 second. This is thanks to maximum horsepower increasing from 184 PS to 200 PS at 4,000rpm, and maximum torque from 380Nm to 420Nm at 1,750rpm. Interestingly, fuel consumption and emissions is also expected to improve based on ECE driving cycle numbers.
Warranty remains intact, and the kit goes for a retail price of RM8,513.61.