If stock isn’t your thing and you don’t trust tuners, M Performance could be the best compromise

The M3 and M4 cats are out of the bag. Both of them get a twin-turbo inline-six first introduced by the X3 and X4 M crossovers and both can deliver up to 503 horsepower in Competition trim. Standard stuff aside, BMW is letting customers spice up its polarizing coupe and sedan with a long list of M Performance bits and bobs.

Show me the goodies!

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Don’t ask what your new BMW M3 or M4 can do for M Performance, ask what M Performance can do for your BMW M3 or M4.

That said, know that you can spice up the sound of your M3/M4 with a lightweight titanium exhaust setup. BMW says it’s five kilos (11 pounds) lighter than the stock setup. It also doubles down on design thanks to the quad-offset, ceramic-coated final pipes.

Or, if vanity is not your thing, you can specify the M Performance sports suspension which brings the car 10 mm (0.4 inches) closer to the ground, or the M Performance brake pads that beg for abuse on the track. After all, you can still spec both the M3 and the M4 with an optional six-speed manual transmission.

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Moving on to visual cues, there’s a bunch of carbon fiber parts that can add extra gusto to the exterior:

  • front attachment
  • front splitter
  • aero flicks
  • air breathers
  • side skirts
  • rear winglets
  • rear spoiler
  • rear diffuser
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Wheels were also a focal point of BMW’s M Performance range for the new M3 and M4. As a result, you can pick wheels that range from 19 to 21 inches:

  • M Performance Y-spoke forged 963M in Frozen Gunmetal Grey (19 inches in the front, 20 in the rear)
  • M Performance cross-spoke forged 1000M in Gold Bronze matte or Jet Black matte (20 inch in the front, 21 inch in the rear)

That’s all? What about the interior?

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There’s plenty of stuff to specify for in the cockpit of your new M3/M4:

  • M Performance door sills
  • contrasting stitching
  • matt-coated carbon fiber trim
  • Alcantara
  • LED door projectors
  • M Performance wallet key
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Topping off the list is the M Performance Pro steering wheel wrapped up fully in Alcantara, featuring a blue marker in the 12 o’clock position.

On demand, BMW can offer M Performance carbon shift paddles.

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Last but not least, there’s the M Performance indoor car cover for those winter months during which your bucktooth-grille track monster is hibernating.

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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