After a December haitus, our Car Of The Month feature is back for 2015. Featured this month is Cledson’s ’12 F10 BMW 528i M-sport, looking much more aggressive than the other 528’s you see on the street thanks to a little aesthetic assistance from Sr. Mod Expert Elliott Goodman. Cledson’s just getting started modding the car and now that it looks how he wants it to, the rest of the car will start getting attention.
So let’s start on the fantastic aesthetic package Elliott put together – up front is a set of gloss black BMW Performance Kidney Grilles for F10 5-Series, which clean up the aesthetic of the OEM M-sport front bumper. Giving it a subtle splash of aero styling is an HM Style Carbon Fiber Front Splitter for F10 5-Series (M-Sport), one of our favorite features of this particular lip is that it’s set relatively flat and low for that racecar aesthetic, but our favorite part is the small winglets at the edge of the HM style front splitter.
One of the things you’d never notice unless it’s pointed out is that there’s no nasty orange blob on the front bumper – that’s because Elliott helped Cledson out with a set of Gloss Black Painted Front Reflectors for F10 5-Series which actually let you know that this car isn’t actually black, it’s a deep deep twilight blue, the gloss black accents break up the expanse of body color and create almost a negative-color inversion of the standard reflectors and trim – it’s a great look – and as we said, the gloss black theme is repeated consistently, as you’ll note from the Gloss Black Painted Fender Light Trim for F10 5-Series.
The stance is lower than stock too, thanks to a set of H&R Sport Springs for F10 BMW 5-Series, which bring down this 528i suspension without making the car unusably-low for a daily and help maintain the composed ride quality you’d expect of a 5er.
The wheels on this F10 are a set of Verdi Axis V99 wheels, specd out at 20×9 ET35 in the front and 20×10.5 ET41 out back, wrapped in sticky Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires (245/35-20 / 285/30-20) creating a beefy, muscular stance.
At the rear of the car is a BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler for F10 5-Series, which gives the tail a little bit of a ducktail upturn – aerodynamically speaking it probably doesn’t do anything, but it certainly gives the car a much better sense of visual balance.
In back, the muscular look is repeated with a custom quad exhaust, complimented by a M-Tech Style Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser for F10 5-Series, which really “makes” the meaty aesthetic here that’s so fitting for an F10 5er. A set of Gloss Black painted rear reflectors for F10 5-Series complete the euro-musclecar look.
Cledson tells us that his next planned mods are some spacer for the front and rear to bring the wheels out a little further, along with converting the foglamps to 5000k HID fog lamps. All in all, with a little help from Mod Expert Elliott, he’s put together an especially striking 5.
Thanks for reading and we’ll see you next time.