The recently updated BMW 5 Series has been handed a number of custom parts from AC Schnitzer. The modest catalogue includes changes to the exterior design, suspension and interior. It aims to highlight the executive sedan’s sporting genes without compromising usability.

For the exterior, AC Schnitzer provides an aerodynamic kit which caters to models fitted with or without the M Performance kit when it leaves the factory. Should the 5 Series have said kit applied, AC Schnitzer can add a set of side skirts, a rear diffuser and spoiler for the boot and roof. Cars without the M Performance kit can only have the spoilers installed.

Wrapping up the exterior design is a set of 20-inch AC1 forged alloy wheels which can be finished in anthracite or a dual-tone silver and gun metal grey. For a different look, the AC3 design is available in a number of finishes as well.

Accentuating the stance of the 5 Series is a suspension spring kit which lowers the ride by 10 mm if an M Sport suspension has been specified. Without this, the kit brings the ride down by 35 mm.

There are no modifications to make the 5 Series louder but a set of chrome or gloss black exhaust tailpipes are available for visual purposes.

Interior fixtures are rather minimal with a set of paddle shifters for Steptronic Sport variants, a key holder, aluminium pedal sets and a branded cover for the iDrive system touch controller.