2020 BMW 1 Series with M Performance Parts
BMW has not wasted any time showing off the optional M Performance parts it plans to offer for the all-new 2020 1 Series hatchback. The all-new, front- or all-wheel-drive model has just debuted, but BMW has already showed off what it can look all decked out with official sporty bits and there’s certainly an air of boy racer about it. It actually looks like a traditional hot hatch with all of them fitted.
BMW’s Individual customization arm already has a large portfolio through which customers can enhance both the exterior and interior of their vehicles, but that didn’t stop the German automaker from expanding their offerings for the 2015 model year.
As of this summer, buyers will be able to choose from even more unique features like paint jobs and luxurious cabin trims for an array of vehicles sold in North America. The offer addresses not only the new M3 and M4 in both coupe and convertible body styles, but the 4 Series Gran Coupe as well.
For example, the Gran Coupe will get no less than four new exterior finishes, while the M3 and M4 will benefit from the same number of body wraps, but in different hues. Frozen Grey, Frozen Bronze, Pyrite Brown, and Tansanite Blue – all in metallic finishes – are the main attractions of BMW’s update.
These updates come just in time for hot summer fun in BMW’s latest offerings. These new options only make specing out new Bimmer more appealing, but be sure you have a fat bank account before checking any of the expensive options.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 BMW M4 Convertible Individual.
BMW’s taste for performance really knows no bounds. The German automaker has time and again taken some of their high-powered performance cars and given them that race car feel normally accustomed for cars that really are made for racing.
But such is the case when you have a company with the drive and passion of BMW. Nothing’s left to chance, and when there’s an opportunity for improvement, it’s the first one out the door and working on the garage.
The company’s latest line of M Performance Accessories for the BMW M5 is proof of that.
Just like the similar M Performance package for the M6, the M5 received a steady dose of exterior upgrades, beginning with the unmistakable red and blue body stripes, which goes really well with the gloss black grille and the Akrapovic titanium exhaust system that neatly weighs just 10kg (22 lbs), lighter even than the standard model’s exhaust. Carbon fiber components are also part of the package and you can see them neatly distributed throughout the sedan with the prominent ones, including the rear spoiler, mirror caps, and the rear diffuser.
Moving inside, customers can choose from a wide range of dress-up options, highlighted, at least in our eyes, by a carbon fiber trim. There are also leather and Alcantara treatments, particularly the steering wheel, as well as stainless steel pedals and BMW M Performance floor mats.
Notwithstanding all the things we love about the BMW M5, this Performace Accessories package really does give BMW’s sports sedan that added shine, doesn’t it?
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 BMW M5
A dyno, a laptop and a dream: the BBM Motorsport upgrade for the E91 generation of BMW 3 Series brings an extra 251 pound-feet of torque with a simple induction, exhaust and ECU re-flash. Yep, this 330d has 635 pound-feet of torque to go with its appealing red foil wrap and 19-inch BBS alloys.
BBM Motorsport’s impressive project really shows the scope of tasteful performance modifications to this generation of BMW 3 Series wagons. From looking like it probably has melted candy in the leather seats, to now looking at home making sparks on the Nordschleife and racing RS6 Avants on the autobahn until the tires or nerves call it quits.
This revamp is pretty cost effective as well, with BBM offering component sales for guys who might only be able to afford one upgrade at a time. The LED lights and matte wrap might be eye-catching, but the real gold comes from 30 minutes of ‘hotsynching’ to the BMW’s OBDII port.
A more effective ECU re-flash is hard to recall, but as we all know, tuners are not quite OEM in their durability and long-term reliability testing. Does the BBM kit push the limits of this excellent BMW turbo-diesel engine too high?
Despite sounding like a tractor or school bus to American ears, there is actually much more soulful inline-six bellow from the BBM upgrades. Bellows are the last thing you hear before your head meets the seat when the torque comes in a knockout punch.
Click past the jump for the full image gallery and details on the BMW E91 330d Touring by BBM Motorsport’s performance and style upgrades.
BMW’s latest M Performance Parts division has been launched on the market a few weeks ago when we saw the new M550d xDrive, the X5 M50d and the X6 M50d. Of course all these three models will be among the new vehicles BMW will display in Geneva. But next the them, the M Performance Parts will also be expanded to models like the 3-Series.
For the 3-Series BMW is offering a M Performance Power Kit for the 320d version. This will increase the engine’s output to a total of 200 HP (up from 184 HP) and a peak torque of 309 lbs-ft. All these changes have improved the car’s 0 to 60 mph sprint time by about 1.0 seconds. In order to handle the extra power the car has been equipped with a new sports suspensions system with a particularly large-scale yet weight-optimized BMW M Performance brake system that features aluminum fixed calipers at both front and rear. The car will now sit on a new set of 20" M light alloy wheels in V-spoke design.
As for the aerodynamic parts BMW is offering a rear spoiler, rear fins, carbon exterior mirror caps, a radiator grille in high-gloss black, diffuser inserts for the rear apron and side sill foliations with M Performance inscription. For the interior you will get BMW M Performance steering wheel with Race Display, interior strips in Alcantara/carbon, BMW M Performance stainless steel pedals.
UPDATE 04/15/12: If you were curious as to how BMW developed the overall program for the 3-Series with M Performance Parts, worry no more. The Bavarian automaker has released a video detailing the development of the entire customization work, which you can watch by clicking on the photo above.
In addition to the BMW 3-Series Carbon Sport Edition, the German automaker is rolling out another special edition Beamer, this time courtesy of BMW North America.
The car is called the M3 "Frozen Silver" Competition Edition and will be distinguished by a number of exterior and interior enhancements that will make this 40-piece edition a unique version from the rest of the M3 lot.
The special edition M3 is limited to only 40 units and was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of BMW’s world famous M Division. Each model will come with a Frozen Silver Metallic exterior paint, which, according to BMW, is a special BMW Individual matte paintwork that adds a rare metallic luster to the vehicle. The silver paint finish is combined with complementary exterior treatments and black leather and palladium silver accessories in the interior.
As far as power goes, the BMW M3 "Frozen Silver" Competition Edition will be working with the same 4.0-liter, M V8 engine found in the standard model mated to BMW’s M Double Clutch transmission. This setup delivers 414 horsepower and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.5 seconds.
The fact that a special edition model of the car is being offered in limited quantities - and that it’s expected to sell out faster than the time it takes for you to reach for your wallets - is proof enough that 40 years in existence has flown by that fast. And knowing how people go loco over the M3, we certainly expect BMW to hold more celebrations for their M Division in the coming years.
Find out more about the BMW M3 "Frozen Silver" Competition Edition after the jump.
With the 5-Series GT’s fading sales - not that they were extravagant in the past - BMW has long considered putting the vehicle out of its misery. At one time though, the company had big plans for their sports activity vehicle. BMW expected to sell 4,000 to 8,000 GTs annually, but they ended up only selling 2,848 units in 2010 and may sell up to 2,160 units in 2011. However, it would be a shame if they sent it away without so much as a last fighting chance. Enter the BMW 5-Series GT M-Sport Package.
The upgraded 5-Series GT will benefit from the usual array of M-Sport package accessories, including dark chrome tailpipes, a lowered M Sport suspension, and a new set of 19-inch V-spoke M alloy wheels. The interior will see new sports seats upholstered in fabric Alcantara, an M leather steering wheel, an M driver’s footrest, M door sill finishers, Palladium Grey interior trim strips, and a BMW Individual roof lining in anthracite.
The 5-Series GT may be fading off into the distance, but BMW will be making its last half-hearted attempt to make it great with sales starting in late Fall 2011. We’re not quite sure it will make a difference - we think the hatchback will need much more than the random added accessories - but sometimes it’s the thought that counts.
Along with the unveiling of the new BMW 3-Series comes the new 3-Series M-Sport package, available starting in Summer 2012. The new package will further accentuate the sportiness and dynamism of the 3-Series while allowing potential customers to fully customize it to their liking.
The BMW 3-Series M Sport package includes a new M Sport suspension that drops the ride height by 10mm/0.4 in., 18 or 19-inch M alloy wheels, special body parts, chrome tailpipes, and exclusive exterior paintwork.
For the interior, the M Sport package gets distinctive cloth/Alcantara sports seats, trim elements with blue accent strips, an M Shortshifter (in models with a manual gearbox), M door sill finishers, an M driver’s footrest, and the new M leather steering wheel. The M-Sport package will also allow the driver to use the Driving Experience Control switch to vary the basic suspension characteristics between more comfortable or sportier settings.
The Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner and automakers are still releasing tidbits of information to keep our interest until the doors open on September 13, 2011. It’s BMW’s turn now, and the German automaker is packing their Frankfurt bags with an M Performance range of accessories for the X6 M, as well as accessories for the X5 M.
The BMW X6M Performance Edition will be easily recognizable with its CSL tri-color stripes slathered on the new BMW M Performance carbon front splitter and the model-specific BMW M Performance side skirts, among other places. The exterior is then further tweaked with a new black front grille, a BMW M Performance rear spoiler, and black BMW M Performance tail fins. Polishing off the look of the X6M is a new set of 21-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in a double-spoke design.
Next to the exterior modifications provided for the vehicle, the BMW X6M also gets a BMW M Performance steering wheel with an Alcantara cover and a flat-bottom rim. The steering wheel also sports three-color M stitching and a center marker in racing blue at the top.
We’ll know more behind the BMW X6M Performance Edition once it debuts in Frankfurt so stay tuned!
Shortly after spotting the BMW Gran Coupe out and about, our spy photographers have now gotten a look at the 4-door Coupe’s next variant, which adds the obligatory M-Sport package. This special model should debut just a few short months after the standard Gran Coupe and will likewise get a bump in price from the standard’s $75,000 price tag.
The standard Gran Coupe will be inspired by the Gran Coupe concept and will be built on the same platform as the 5-Series, meaning it will sit 4.4 inches longer than the 6-Series (116.8 vs 112.4). This wheelbase is also mated to a frame which is wider than the standard 5-Series (74.9in vs 73.2in). In addition, it is 2 inches longer (197.1 in) than its competitor, the Mercedes CLS. It will be powered by either a turbocharged Inline-6 developing 300 HP and 300 lbs/ft at 1400 rpm or a twin turbo V8 that puts out 400 HP and 450 lbs/ft at 1750 rpm.
As with all the other BMW models, the M-Sport package will add a bevy of accessories, including an M aerodynamic body styling package, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, a High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, and black brake calipers. For the interior, the Gran Coupe with the M-Sport package will see sport seats and an M Sport multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel.
We are all used to BMW launching a new model and, sometime after, getting that model its very own M-Sport package. True to this statement, the company has already decorated the 6-Series with its sporty add-ons as proven by the first leaked image that found its way on the internet. The BMW 6-Series M-Sport’s official debut should be made any day at either the Shanghai or New York Auto Show.
There are still no other details on this package, but the M-Sport package usually adds a sportier appearance to the Beamer. Expect to see the usual M-Sport elements: front bumper, rear diffuser, side skirts, wheels, and dark chrome tail pipes. This leaked image also reveals larger air intakes and a set of LED foglights.
The same sportier treatment will also be applied to the interior with an exclusive Alcantara combination, an M leather steering wheel, M door sills, an M foot rest, an M shift knob, and sets of decorative trim for the dashboard and door panels.
UPDATE 07/01/2011: BMW has revealed the first official images and details on the BMW 6-Series equipped with the M Sport package. As you might have expected, the special package adds an M aerodynamic bodystyling package, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, a High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, and black brake calipers. For the interior, the BMW will get Anthracite headlining, an aluminum Hexagon trim, Sport seats, and an M Sport multi-function leather rimmed steering wheel.
Hit the jump to watch Fifth Gear’s review of the BMW 6-Series M-Sport.
If you already have a BMW X5 and are drawing a blank as to what to ask your loved ones for this holiday season, BMW has just what you are looking for. The German automaker has just launched the new ‘BMW X5 Performance Accessories’ range for their luxury SUV. The ironic thing here is that, despite what its name suggests, this package doesn’t come with performance upgrades. Weird.
What it does come with are aesthetic and aerodynamic modifications for both the exterior and interior of the X5. For the exterior, the items include new front and rear bumpers and side skirts that were designed and tested at the BMW’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Munich. These items are fit to reduce aerodynamic drag and lift at high speeds, thereby improving the X5’s stability. They also serve as a pretty cool fashion statement. Speaking of fashion statements, BMW also included a set of black kidney grilles in their package to give the X5 an even more menacing look than what it already has.
As for the interior, the BMW Performance Accessories include upgrades on both the SUV’s steering wheel and pedal set. For the former, BMW Performance has a unique multi-function steering wheel that features a thick, racing-style, flattened lower rim that’s fully covered in hand-stitched Alcantara material. For the latter (the pedal set), BMW Performance has an aluminum pedal kit that includes a gas pedal, brake pedal, and footrest pedal, all of which were ergonomically crafted with aluminum featuring rubber inserts.
There you have it, folks. A nice new styling kit for theBMW X5 courtesy of, well, BMW. If you’re interested, you can inquire about these accessories at any authorized BMW Center where they’re set to go on sale later this month.
Press Release after the jump.
Carbon fiber is one of those materials that, we believe, should be included in the production of all cars, but given that we can’t exactly find the material at the local Costco, we know that using carbon fiber will shoot up price tags for all vehicles, which isn’t exactly a priority for most auto brands.
That being said, tuning houses have always had an affinity for carbon fiber and, much to our approval, ARKYM is putting some on the new BMW M3 Coupe with their new AeroRace bodykit. The California-based tuning firm has created a new carbon fiber boot that comes with an integrated spoiler and a new hood with carbon fiber air vents.
Needless to say, the package is a nice inclusion to anybody with a BMW M3 Coupe, but like we said, it won’t come cheap. The package is available from ’Pyspeed’ with a price tag of $1,999 for the single-side carbon hood - adding another $500 bones to make it double - and another $1,249 for the single-side carbon boot with an option for the double at an additional cost of $450.
So, if anyone has money to burn, we highly suggest scooping up these packages. They’re not only aesthetically-pleasing, but the performance upgrades will be more than worth it too.