The long awaited ///M Sport packages seen elsewhere in the world are finally coming to the US. Here ‘s an excerpt from an internal BMW release:

>With the launch of the Model Year 2009 vehicles, BMW has decided to release M Sport Packages (ZMP) for our US models.Each M Sport Package was developed for the specific Series so that the equipment contained is matched perfectly to the vehicle.The M Sport Package allows customers to further individualize their vehicles for a more aggressive and athletic appearance.

The current or regular Sport Packages will continue to be available for all models. The equipment differentiation between the M Sport Packages and the current Sport Packages are:

– M door sills
– M footrest
– M gearshift lever
– M steering wheel
– M wheels
– Available with an M exterior color
– Anthracite Headliner (not available on Convertibles)
– Aerodynamic package

The 5 series and 135 will be the first to get the treatment beginning with January production. The ZMP package can now be ordered and includes styling cues from the ///M line. We will post more info as we can!

+ M Sport Package / Official Internal BMW Press Release