BMW has announced the North American availability of BMW Performance brand accessories for the
trendsetting X5 Sports Activity Vehicle®. The new BMW Performance parts for the X5 include aerodynamic components, aluminum pedals, special kidney grilles, and a new flat-bottom Sport steering wheel. The new accessories go on sale at Authorized BMW Centers this month.
Directly from BMW’s state-of-the-art Munich wind tunnel comes the comprehensive new BMW Performance Aero Kit for the 2011 X5 (excluding X5 M and models equipped with trailer hitch). The Aero Kit, which includes redesigned front and rear bumper covers and side skirts, is specifically sculpted to reduce aerodynamic drag and lift at high speeds, improving stability while making a dramatic, stylish statement. Additionally, BMW Performance has made available a set of black kidney grilles for the X5, which provides a sporty, menacing appearance for the front of the vehicle.
For the interior, BMW Performance has concentrated on the driver-machine interface, creating a new steering wheel and pedal set. The BMW Performance Aluminum Pedal Kit includes gas pedal, brake pedal, and footrest pedal, ergonomically crafted of aluminum with rubber inserts. The pedals fit all models of X5 and provide enhanced pedal feel for the driver.
Last but not least, BMW Performance has made available a unique multifunction steering wheel for X5 models. This direct replacement for the standard X5 steering wheel features a thick, racing-style, flattened lower rim and is fully covered in hand-stitched Alcantara material (Not available for X5 M and vehicles with Lane Departure Warning).