New BMW M Performance Parts for the new BMW 3 and 5 Series Sedans
Aero, Interior, and Chassis items added to lineup
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 14, 2012... BMW today announced the
release of a second major wave of BMW M Performance Parts designed and
tested for the new BWW 3 Series and current 5 Series Sedan models. On
sale now through all Authorized BMW Centers, BMW M Performance Parts
are accessories which have been carefully developed in collaboration
with BMW M GmbH to ensure an authentic transfer of racing-derived M
technology into everyday driving. In addition to the first wave of new
3 Series and 5 Series M Performance Parts which became available in
Spring 2012, the latest offering includes exclusive chassis,
aerodynamic, and cockpit components to further intensify The Ultimate
Aero: Form follows function.
The BMW 3 Series and 5 Series Sedans both benefit from this release of
parts with new Aerodynamic and Exterior component choices. For the 3
Series, the BMW M Performance Front Splitter, Rocker Panel Blades,
Rear Spoiler (in choice of black or carbon fiber finish), Rear
Diffuser, Side Stripes, and Rocker Panel Decals become available.
Additionally, an M Sport Line Retrofit kit is now available for
vehicles not originally equipped with M Sport Line.
For the 5 Series Sedan, a new BMW M Performance Rear Diffuser is
offered for 528i, 535i, and 550i models, and will be joined by a new
Carbon Fiber Front Splitter which becomes available early in 2013. An
M Sport Package Retrofit kit will also become available for
5 Series Sedan models in 2013.
Interior: Show that matches your Go.
For the BMW 3 Series, BMW M Performance now offers a Stainless Steel
Driver's Footrest and a set of Stainless Steel Pedal Covers for manual
and automatic transmission cars. Additionally, a set of BMW M
Performance Floor Mats is now available, as are the BMW M Performance
Carbon Fiber Parking Brake Handle with Alcantara boot.
The crowning touch, certainly, for the 3 Series interior is to install
the BMW M Performance Electronic Steering Wheel which is now available
for cars equipped with the Automatic, Sport Automatic, or 6-speed
manual transmission. The latest-generation Electronic Steering Wheel,
featuring a flat-bottom rim and covered in Alcantara, is a unique
offering in the industry and allows drivers to take advantage of three
separate information modes:
EfficientDynamics Mode shows the driver real-time fuel efficiency
data, average speed and efficiency data, water and oil temperatures,
recommended shift points, and an EfficientDynamics Index
Sport Mode features a built-in stopwatch function, G-force meter for
longitudinal and lateral forces, water and oil temperatures, and
multicolored LED shift lights.
Race Mode features a stopwatch function with storage of values for up
to 50 lap times (including lap, max speed, max G-forces), measurement
of up to nine sector times within each lap, drag-strip simulator (LED
launch countdown, reaction time, 60-foot time, 330-foot time,
1,000-foot time, 1/8th-mile time, ¼-mile time, and trap speeds).
On the 5 Series, the non-electronic M Performance Steering Wheel
becomes available, featuring a flat-bottom rim and covered in
Alcantara. A red quick-index stripe is located at the 12 O'clock
location, and the wheel is finished with a carbon fiber insert with
chrome BMW M Performance inlay.
Additionally for the 5 Series, a BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber
Interior Trim system is now available for models with both Automatic
(nine pieces) and 6-speed manual (seven pieces) transmissions. It
replaces the vehicle's existing door handle pulls, center console,
ashtray lid, cup holder lid, and dashboard insert with beautiful,
handcrafted carbon fiber components. Each trim piece is clear-coated
and polished to create visual depth and protect against UV rays. Also
for the 5 Series, the BMW M Performance Parts Stainless Steel Pedal
Covers are now available for vehicles with Automatic and 6-speed
Chassis and Exhaust: Focused performance for the 3 Series.
A new BMW M Performance Suspension Kit is now available for the new 3
Series Sedan bringing an extra measure of responsiveness and handling
to the quintessential sport sedan – a car that has been named to Car
and Driver's "10Best Cars" list for 22 consecutive years.
New coil springs, finished in M Performance Red paint lower the ride
height by 10mm, compared to the factory M Sport suspension, and by
20mm compared to the standard suspension.
This focused look can be further enhanced with the addition of 20-inch
M Performance Double-Spoke wheels. These weight-optimized, forged
alloy M wheels feature an exclusive bi-color design sporting a
high-gloss turned finish on the face and Orbit Gray paint between the
spokes. The wheels come with Pirelli P zero run-flat tires mounted and
balanced. The tires are sized 225/35 R20 90Y up front and 255/30 R20
92Y in the rear.
The final dynamic touch is the availability of the M Performance Brake
System. The high-performance Brembo system features compound,
cross-drilled, dimpled discs mated top 4-piston aluminum calipers up
front and 2-piston calipers in the rear. The calipers are available in
a choice of M Performance Red, Yellow or Orange finish and sport the M
logo. The discs are cross-drilled, grooved and internally vented to
optimize thermal resistance and feature aluminum hats to reduce
unsprung weight. The front discs measure 370mm x 30mm (14.6 in. x 1.2
in.), the rears 345mm x 24mm (13.6 in. x 0.9 in.).
The available M Performance Exhaust helps both the new 328i and 335i
to sound, look and breath better. Developed using state-of-the-art CAD
and FEM technology, the stainless steel exhaust improves both the note
and the performance. The unique chrome exhaust tips are laser-engraved
with the M logo. The system reduces back pressure lends an even
sportier tone to either the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder of the 328i or
the TwinPower Turbo Inline-6 in the 335i.
M Performance Wheel and Exhaust upgrades are available for the 5
The M Performance Exhaust is available for the 535i. Developed using
state-of-the-art CAD and FEM technology, the stainless steel exhaust
improves both the sound and the performance of the 535i. The unique
chrome exhaust tips are laser-engraved with the M logo. The system
reduces back pressure and lends an even sportier tone to the TwinPower
Unique M Performance V-spoke wheels are available for the 5 Series.
The exclusive bi-color design features a high-gloss finish on the face
and Orbit Gray paint between the spokes. As an option, the wheels can
also be finished in Liquid Black paint. They come with Bridgestone
Potenza RE050 A run-flat tires mounted and balanced. The performance
tires are sized 245/35 R20 95Y up front and 275/30 R 20 in the rear.
Customers now have the ability to tailor their new 3 Series or 5
Series to suit their performance tastes thanks to the latest
enhancements from BMW M Performance Parts. These accessories are
available now exclusively through your authorized BMW Center just in
time for the holidays.