BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition)
Press Release | 2022.01.25

BMW Thailand unveils motorsport spirit in executive saloon with the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition)

80 units only available at special price, exclusively via online booking from 27th January 2022 at 14:00 hrs onwards


Bangkok. BMW Thailand is now offering an even more striking appearance to its most successful business sedan with the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition). The BMW M Performance Parts now add a touch of the dynamic agility found in motorsport to the unique appeal of an iconic executive saloon, which will draw attention from everyone on the road with its sportier look. The tailor-made M Performance package is now available for the new BMW 520d M Sport at an attractive price of only 80,000 baht for customers who book the car via starting from 27th January 2022 at 14:00 hrs. in a limited number of only 80 units.


The M Performance Parts in the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) include the M Performance kidney grille in carbon fibre, M Performance front splitter in carbon fibre, rear carbon spoiler, carbon mirror caps, M Performance accent stripes, and M Performance side stripes. The new BMW 520d M Sport M Performance Edition will be available via online booking at the special price of 80,000 baht, reduced from the normal value of 210,000 baht (price includes VAT and installation fee) and is limited to only the first 80 customers who book the BMW 520d M Sport and choose to bundle it with the M Performance Package. 

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BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition)
BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition)

The new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition)

Price: 3,539,000 baht (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)
Special M Performance Edition bundle package via online booking: 80,000 baht


Headlining the facelift of the seventh generation BMW 5 Series is the refreshed exterior design, which sports eye-catching design accents and clearly structured surfaces at the front and rear. The newly-designed BMW kidney grille, larger by 20%, immediately catches the eye with its new, octagonal form. This modern interpretation of the BMW icon adds extra width and height, drops down further into the front apron and is framed by a single-piece surround. Also playing their part in the grille’s arresting appearance are the vertical bars – the top sections of which protrude further out. The larger dimensions of the BMW kidney grille provide an attractive contrast against the now slimmer Adaptive LED headlights with L-shaped daytime driving lights to create a focused look. Vertical air intakes on either side of the front apron underscore the exterior’s elegant interplay of lines and give the car an even more expressive appearance.


The gracefully sporting, modern appearance of the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) is also enhanced at the rear by clear surfacing with minimalist lines. New three-dimensional sculpted LED rear lights with an L-shaped light graphic and black edging give the BMW 5 Series its own clear identity. The rear lights and brake lights are integrated into a single light fixture to ensure that the vehicle exudes visual impact. The new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) also comes with trapezoidal tailpipe finishers, which are now integrated to the left and right in the rear apron inlay. At the same time, the M Performance package in the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) boasts sportier appeal to the elegant design of the 5 Series model, with exclusive parts that include the M Performance kidney grille in carbon fibre, M Performance front splitter in carbon fibre, rear carbon spoiler, carbon mirror caps, M Performance accent stripes, and M Performance side stripes.


The exterior length is now 27 mm longer than its predecessor, making the car 4,963 mm in length, underscoring the sweeping elegance on display. With a drag coefficient as low as Cd = 0.23, the new BMW 5 Series continues to set the standard for aerodynamics in its respective segment. The BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) also comes equipped with 18” light alloy M wheels in double-spoke style.


The BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) channels its power from a 4-cylinder diesel engine, delivering an output of 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm with a maximum torque of up to 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm and races from a standstill to 100 km/h within 7.5 seconds, and to its top speed of 235 km/h.


The new BMW 5 Series models, like their predecessors, come with all the right qualities for offering supremely assured, sporty handling: a long wheelbase and wide tracks, minimised weight rooted in intelligent lightweight design, and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The chassis, featuring a double-wishbone front axle and five-link rear axle, has likewise been tuned with the specific aim of blending well-resolved everyday driving characteristics, long-distance comfort and the driving pleasure of high dynamic intensity.


The cutting-edge driver assistance systems are on hand to ease the driver’s workload in monotonous situations and pave the way for automated driving. The BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) is fitted with a Driving Assistant package and Cruise Control with braking function as standard. The Attentiveness Assistant is also included. Peace of mind is further ensured with numerous safety systems, such as a crash sensor, side impact protection, Active Protection, and Park Distance Control (PDC).


On the inside, the new BMW 5 Series builds upon the successful blending of contemporary elegance with driver-focused cockpit design and therefore provides the ideal environment for driving pleasure and comfortable progress over long distances. High-quality materials and precise workmanship bring a modern, premium ambience to the new 5 Series’ cabin. The buttons on the centre console now have surfacing in high-gloss black adding a more luxurious touch to the interior. In addition to the M Sport leather steering wheel with newly arranged multifunction buttons, the BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) also offers seats upholstered in Dakota leather, an instrument panel in Sensatec, and Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke Grey interior trim finishes with Pearl Chrome highlights.


The BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) also includes a modern infotainment system – the BMW Head-up Display and the latest BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3” Control Display running the latest BMW Operating System 7, which opens up a greater range of personalisation options. The Comfort Access allows driver and passengers to get in and out of the vehicle in a convenient way. Control of the vehicle, infotainment, communication and navigation functions is based on the proven approach of allowing customers to choose between the Control Display’s touchscreen, the iDrive Touch Controller, the controls on the steering wheel, voice control using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant or BMW gesture control.


Customers who wish to experience Sheer Driving Pleasure with an even sharper sporting edge in the new BMW 520d M Sport (M Performance Edition) can visit the website for online booking.

The BMW Group  

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.  


In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a workforce of 120,726 employees.


The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.


BMW Group Thailand  

BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The four entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers, and BMW Parts Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., with responsibility for supplying components for the assembly of BMW Motorrad vehicles at BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s Plant in Rayong.


In 2021, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 11,032 BMW and MINI registrations. A total of 9,982 BMW vehicles and 1,050 MINI vehicles were registered last year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance in 2021 with 1,197 motorcycle registrations.


On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 15 countries worldwide.  


BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 16 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3 and BMW X5. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.

For further information, please contact: 

BMW Group Thailand  



Media Contacts:  

Carl Byoir & Associates  

Suthatip Boonsaeng (08-7685-1695 or 0-2627-3501 ext.102)

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