BMW is offering a pretty interesting alternative for those that cannot afford to buy an M3 or M5 : the M Performance accessory line. This line of accessories can be applied to any Bimmer model you like and will add that sporty feeling your car may lack.
BMW is now presenting its M Performance steering wheel, which in wrapped in Alcantara, and is highlighted by carbon trim and a race display. The wheel was tested by German motorsports expert and race driver, Tim Schrick, and you can see the resulting video above. This is definitely no standard racing wheel that we’ve ever seen. It offers drivers a secure grip in extreme driving situations and tons of useful data — that’s right, a steering wheel that provides data.
The wheel is equipped with a functions display that can show you the average fuel consumption over short and long distances, and your average speed. In "Sport" mode, it shows a stopwatch, G meter — longitudinal and lateral acceleration — water and oil temperature, and it even tells you when to shift, via an LED light system. In "Race" mode, it displays lap timer, a 0-to-400-meter timer, a 1/4-mile race timer and the same LED light shift indicators that it displays in "Sport" mode
This shows exactly how innovative BMW’s engineering department really is. Who, other than Bimmer, would have ever thought of something like that?