New York City is one of the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus in the world. But in New York in particular, people know that dark times are followed by better ones — and the fact that significantly fewer people are out and about in the city offers good opportunities for photographers. In the current photo production by BMW NYC you can hardly see any people, which brings the architecture of the city and the special features of the shown BMW M5 F90 with M Performance Tuning even more into focus.
While most vehicles in this price range have elaborate paintwork, the M5 in the current photos from New York has the comparatively simple plain color alpine white. Just like six selected metallic paint finishes, Alpine White is available for the BMW M5 in Germany at no extra charge. The necessary contrast to the main white color is provided by the tuning accessories from BMW M Performance, which use some carbon parts to add dark accents and compliment the standard carbon roof in a stylish manner.
The characteristic carbon structure on the exterior mirrors, the kidney surrounds, the front apron attachments below the side air inlets and on the rear spoiler lip are clearly visible under a layer of clear lacquer. In the side view, the side skirts with M Performance decals including lettering and the 20-inch light alloy wheels in the double-spoke 706 M Bicolor design add further dark accents.
Although the retrofitted carbon kidneys take one of the references to the 625 PS strong M5 Competition out of the game, the flashing chrome tailpipes on some photos clearly reveal that the vehicle shown is an “ordinary” BMW M5 F90 with “only” 600 PS: The even more powerful top model of the M5 family comes as standard with the black tailpipes of the M sports exhaust system, which is optionally available for the regular M5.
In the interior we see the full leather trim in Merino Aragon Brown, which is combined with the dark aluminum carbon structure interior trim. Illuminated M5 logos in the sports seats as well as shift paddles and start / stop button in bright red clearly indicate to every passenger that they are not on board an ordinary 5 Series: