BMW Performance Parts Debut at Geneva

Today BMW officially rolled out it ‘s new line of 1 Series BMW branded performance parts at the Geneva Motor Show. Autoblog has the best gallery we ‘ve seen so far so we highly recommend a click over to check it all out. No surprises but it ‘s nice to see these parts in “real world ” photos (even if we ‘ve already seen most of them at previous shows).

+ BMW 1 Series Performance Parts Gallery / Autoblog

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  • rkw

    What information is displayed in the three cutouts on the steering wheel rim? Very surprising that they have made the leather/suede on the steering wheel opposite of how it is on the MINI JCW wheel. Suede on the high use areas and leather on the low use areas???

  • What information is displayed in the three cutouts on the steering wheel rim?

    Check out our previous post on the introduction of BMW’s Performance parts. It describes it all in detail.

  • Rocha

    Call me dense, Gabe, but does this really mean that there will not be a 1-series tii? We will have to piece together the equivalent with these performance parts?

  • Call me dense, Gabe, but does this really mean that there will not be a 1-series tii? We will have to piece together the equivalent with these performance parts?

    Yes … this is all we will get to my knowledge. You could look at it this way, 135i is already the special edition/version. If you want to make it more special, BMW is giving you an OEM way.

  • Jon

    Love the pictures, many very interesting components. See the carbon fiber hood in the first shots, would be a nice but I am sure its not going to be sold.

  • Jon

    Regarding the steering wheel cutouts:

    “Supplementing these highlights, the new range of BMW Performance features also includes an innovative multifunction sports steering wheel. Finished in alcantara and leather, this very special steering wheel is particularly pleasant and safe to hold. An LED display in the upper section of the steering wheel rim presents various data such as the oil and coolant temperature, lateral and straight-ahead acceleration, the ideal point to shift gears, and the time of day. To retrieve all kinds of information, all the driver has to do is press the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel.”

  • eager2own

    No track car is complete without the steering wheel mounted time of day indicator

  • Actually, with the amount of time it takes me to get around some tracks, a
    steering wheel calendar might come in handy too.

  • eager2own

    Does the exhaust pictured middle of second row mean the ability to get a 135 with quad pipes? I think that is a “must” in configuring my 135.

  • Drill

    eager2own, My guess would be no. That appears to be simply a replacement muffler which we can assume flows better than the std part. In this pic from the Frankfurt Auto Show you can see where the std 135 exhaust pipe runs up into the muffler.

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    Therefore I would think that the Autoblog picture simply has the muffler upside down.

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  • eager2own

    Drill, thanks — that first pic helps, and based on it, you’re right: it looks like the muffler in the display case is simply sitting upside down. Too bad — but I’m sure the aftermarket folks will take care of that.