BMW 528i M Performance Edition (5)

BMW Malaysia has quietly revealed a new limited edition version of the F10 5 Series. Dubbed the BMW 528i M Performance Edition, the car – which celebrates BMW’s 100th anniversary – gets a number of M Performance addenda, and at a cheaper price than the standard car.

How much cheaper? Well, the M Performance Edition retails at RM363,800 on-the-road without insurance, a full RM15,000 less than the regular 528i. As usual, that price is inclusive of a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and a five-year free service programme.

The additions include gloss black kidney grilles, a carbon fibre front splitter, black side skirts with M Performance badging and a carbon fibre bootlid spoiler. Otherwise, equipment should remain the same as the regular 528i.

On that car, standard kit includes adaptive LED headlights, 19-inch double-spoke Style 351M alloy wheels, a sunroof, four-zone climate control, keyless entry, a head-up display, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system and the updated iDrive system with ConnectedDrive and Concierge Service. The wheels, sunroof and new iDrive system are part of the revised specification introduced in March.

Powered by a 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, the 528i makes 245 hp and 350 Nm, all sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Zero to 100 km/h is done and dusted in 6.2 seconds, and the car will go all the way to 250 km/h.

Want one? You’ll have to hurry, as only 100 units will be offered for sale. The BMW 528i M Performance Edition will be available at all authorised BMW showrooms from this weekend.


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