BMW is set to release a number of performance accessories at Frankfurt. However perhaps none are more important than what you see above – an early look at the next generation of BMW Performance parts. More specifically what we see above is the 1 Series Performance Study – a concept for BMW Performance to show off some of their new ideas. But don ‘t let the word concept fool you – these accessories are pretty much final. And from the aero-kit to the wheels it ‘s a bold new look for BMW Performance.
Also shown for the first time are the full range of BMW M “Performance Stripes “. The design follows the M3 Performance Stripes released earlier this year – starting low in the front and extending to just behind the rear fender. They ‘re a little disappointing to our eyes but we ‘ll reserve full judgement until we see them in the flesh.
Official Release: The intriguing character of BMW M cars is further emphasised by the BMW M Performance range of accessories. These complement those available for the BMW M3 and include new products for the power train, the suspension, aerodynamics and the cockpit and have now been extended to include other models. Wing mirror covers and a rear spoiler are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. These accessories are manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), handmade by BMW. In addition, an eye-catching BMW M Performance kidney-shaped radiator grille is available in a black, high-gloss finish.
The BMW M Performance range of accessories for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M allow the driver ‘s own distinctive personality to shine through. For both models, 21-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in double- spoke design, a BMW M Performance carbon front splitter and a front grille in black are now available. In addition to the BMW M Performance rear spoiler and the BMW M Performance tail fins in black, model-specific BMW M Performance side skirts underline the dynamic elegance of the BMW X6 M. Perfect control and an authentic racing feel are provided by the BMW M Performance steering wheel, which is available for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. It has an Alcantara cover and a rim that is designed with a flat section at the bottom. In addition, it sports three-colour M stitching and a centre marker at the top in racing blue.
The BMW M Performance range of accessories has now also been complemented by an attractive new innovation in the field of design. The BMW M Performance side stripes for the BMW 1Series M Coupe, the BMW M3 Coupe, the BMW M3 Convertible, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M refine the distinctive appearance of the BMW M, adding an exclusive sporty accent to the vehicle.