BMW Introduces BMW M Performance Parts for the 3 and 5 Series Sedans.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 4, 2012... BMW today announced new BMW M
Performance Parts specially designed for the new 2012 BWW 3 Series
Sedan and 2011-2012 5 Series Sedan. Like the BMW M Performance Parts
already available for the high-performance M3, 1 Series M Coupe, X5 M
and X6 M, the components developed for
3 Series and 5 Series models ensure an authentic transfer of BMW
M-specific motor racing technology to everyday driving.
This new line of accessories provides a distinctive, sporty character
to further enhance driving dynamics. BMW M Performance Parts are the
result of years of racing expertise and have been developed in close
collaboration with BMW M GmbH. Each component goes through an
intensive development and manufacturing process which results in
uncompromised performance. Exclusive chassis, aerodynamic, cockpit and
powertrain components are now available for the 3 Series and 5 Series
Chassis: A tangible increase in dynamic performance.
A new 20" forged alloy wheel set (style # 405M) is offered by BMW
M Performance for the new for 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan (F30). These
wheels are produced using a special forging process that reduces
weight by 1 kg (2.4 lbs.) per wheel when compared to a similar size
wheel. This reduction in unsprung mass helps improve steering response
and handling characteristics.
A similar 20" BMW M Performance wheel set is also available for
the 5 Series. Both wheel sets showcase an exclusive bi-color design
(High-gloss turned finish on the front side and Ferric grey paint
between the spokes) style featuring the BMW M logo. These wheel/tire
combinations are the largest size approved by BMW.
To accent the 20" wheels and to improve braking performance, a
Brembo big-brake kit with painted calipers is now available. The
upgrade consists of 4-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the front axle
and a 2-piston aluminum fixed calipers on the rear axle. Improved
thermal resistance is provided by the larger, internally-vented,
lightweight-construction sports brake discs measuring 370 x 30 mm
(diameter x thickness) on the front axle and 345 x 24 mm on the rear
axle. These cross-drilled and grooved brake discs also reduce water
film build-up between the brake lining and the disc surface during wet
driving conditions. Painted caliper colors include M Performance Red,
Yellow or Orange, any of which contrast nicely with the 20 inch
Aerodynamics: Optimized aerodynamic properties, expressive design.
High-gloss black kidney grilles are available to create a sporty,
menacing character for the 3 Series and 5 Series Sedan. Drivers of the
3 Series can personalize the exterior of their vehicle even further
with BMW M Performance Sport stripes. These stripes are printed on
high-quality PVC film and are available in black or white.
BMW M Performance carbon fiber mirror caps are also available. These
mirror caps are handmade with minute attention to detail and are
clear-coated to protect them from harmful UV rays. To complement the
carbon fiber mirror caps, a carbon fiber rear deck lid spoiler is
available for the 5 Series to provide improved vehicle stability and
Cockpit: High-quality materials, innovative technology, Motorsport
For the interior, BMW Performance has concentrated on the
driver-machine interface, by creating a new Motorsport-derived
steering wheel for the 3 Series Sedan. This direct replacement for the
standard steering wheel features a thick, racing-style, flattened
lower rim and is fully covered in hand-stitched Alcantara. A red
stripe is located at the 12 o'clock position to provide a quick visual
indicator of steering wheel position.
BMW M Performance has made available a seven piece carbon fiber and
Alcantara interior trim set inspired by the world of Motorsport. The
carbon fiber trim pieces are manufactured with a unique
"open-pore" finish. This new technology offers the driver
direct contact with high-tech carbon fiber materials. In contrast to
the high gloss version, the carbon fiber in this instance is sealed
with a special silk matt protective lacquer which allows for the
structure and texture of the carbon fiber to remain tactile. The
Alcantara trim on the dashboard is branded with the M Performance
trademark to accentuate the sportiness of the interior.
A BMW M Performance carbon fiber gear shift knob and selector lever is
available for vehicles with manual or automatic transmissions. The
same open-pore technology used in the interior trim kit can be found
on these products as well. The gear shift knob also has an integrated
shift boot made of Alcantara.
Exhaust System: Exciting and sporty sound generates a genuine racing
Using state-of-the-art CAD and FEM technology, a stainless steel
exhaust system has been developed for the 335i and 535i Sedan
(available from June 2012). This new exhaust enhances the sound
quality and volume of the hallmark BMW TwinPower Turbo Inline
6-cylinder engine. A unique, high-tech look is provided by two
chrome-plated 80 mm exhaust tips which are laser-engraved with the BMW
M logo. Exhaust backpressure is reduced and a sporty powerful tone is
heard with the BMW M Performance Exhaust System (without the droning
noise typically associated with some aftermarket exhaust systems).
All products installed on or in the vehicle carry a BMW 4 year/ 50,000
mile warranty on the items if installed prior to delivery of the new
vehicle. If the BMW M Performance Parts are installed after the
delivery of the vehicle the warranty will be for the balance of the
new vehicle limited warranty or two years from the date of
installation, whichever is greater.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in
2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all
X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The
BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through
networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 113 MINI passenger car dealers,
and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW
Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff
Lake, New Jersey.
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