More than 100,000 euros cost the current BMW M5 with its 560-hp and 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood. It’s a lot of money, but it can be cheaper – the BMW 550i with 408 hp costs 72,900 euros. Just such a large difference in price used German Hanover-based PP-performance tuner house fostla.de
Fostla has a new €15,500 (about US$19,000) tuning package for you.
The mid-size executive sedan received a fully body gray olive matte finish complemented by a few glossy black elements such as the front bumper lip and rear diffuser while the headlights and taillights have a black tint. There are some changes on the inside where there’s an interesting pattern on the dashboard and center console along with a new leather wrap for the sports steering wheel.
Most of the work is noticeable under the hood where PP-Performance was in charge of tweaking the 4.4-liter V8 engine and they boosted output from the series 449 HP (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) to 570 HP (419 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The power package costs €4,299 and also includes a top speed unlocker.
As a final touch, this particular BMW 550i has also been equipped with H&R lowering springs (-35mm) to match the fresh €2,000 Yido Performance YP1 Talia 20-inch wheels shod in 245/35ZR20 front and 285/30ZR20 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires.