BMW releases M Sport Packages for U.S models

1-series | December 26th, 2008 by 11
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As a holiday present, BMW North America decided to release the highly awaited M Sport Packages for U.S models. The M-Sport Package has been available …

As a holiday present, BMW North America decided to release the highly awaited M Sport Packages for U.S models. The M-Sport Package has been available in Europe for a while now and back in June, we saw the new M Package featured on the 2008 BMW 3 Series.

The package has been available for the 1 Series Coupe since late 2007 and now finally, the U.S customers will get the same privilege. The M Sport Package is available on the 135i and 5 Series beginning with January production, but all the other models will receive the same package in 2009.

If you’re wondering what the differences are between the regular Sport Package and the M Package then the following list should give you a better idea:

  • M door sills
  • M footrest
  • M gearshift lever
  • M steering wheel
  • M wheels
  • Available with an M exterior color
  • Anthracite Headliner (not available for convertibles)
  • Aerodynamic package

Additional options for the BMW 135i Coupe and Convertible:

  • Anthracite Headliner
  • Shadowline Trim
  • Sport Seats
  • 18″ M Wheels Style 261 M

For those of you that love the Le Mans Blue color, then BMW has more good news. Le Mans Blue can be ordered now together with the M Sport Package.


The M Sport Package on the 1 Series Coupe will set you back $1,300 while the package for the Convertible is priced at $1,200.

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Additional options for the BMW 5 Series (excluding 550i and M5):

  • Anthracite Headliner
  • Multi-contour seats
  • Shadowline Trim
  • M Sport Suspension (RWD  only)
  • Active Roll Stabilization (RWD only)
  • 18″ M wheels Style 135 M
  • Carbon Black Metallic color can be ordered with the M Sport Package

The M Sport Package for the 528i and 535i has a price tag of $4,500 while the package for the 528xi, 535xi and 535xi Sport Wagon is valued at $3,000.

I hope these new changes will satisfy the BMW fans and I honestly see a lot of the 1 Series fans ordering the M Sport Package.

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11 responses to “BMW releases M Sport Packages for U.S models”

  1. jkp says:

    Anthracite headliner? What color is the headliner now?

  2. Doug says:

    So all the 1/3 M package features are cosmetic, while the 5 series M package has actual performance enhancements. Why does the ZHP have better goodies than the M brand? Confusing.

    The “active roll stabilization” sounds interesting. Is that hydraulic?

  3. Doug says:

    Also, the 5’s M wheels look an awful lot like the E46 ZHP wheels. Were they too nice for the 3 series???

  4. Gragop says:

    I’m waiting on the E90 M package :-)

  5. Horatiu B. says:

    @Doug: yup, hence the higher price on the 5 series M package.

  6. jpm says:

    in sa we hav m-sport available on al bmw models for a while.i myself own a e90 3 with m-sport pack.the 3 msport comes with m aero bumpers n side spoilers,m wheels,m door sills.m seats,m steering wheel n gearknob aswel as msport suspension,checkerd alluminium trim and anthracite roof linin.quite a wel priced package at R18500.taking into consideration that cars dwn here in south africa are priced higher.we also get a 5year 100 000km no charge motorplan.we hav models rangn frm 320i 323i 325i 330i 335i 320d and 330d.5series 523i 525i 530i 550i n 530d.1 series 116i 118i 120i 125i 130i 135i n 120d.

  7. red says:

    Are we going to get the cloth interiors/seats like those that were available with the zhp package? That would be sweet… I’ve seen a few e90 and e92 with the cloth interiors that come with the m sport pkg and they look really great. As a matter of fact I don’t think I’d want any other interior other than that.

  8. Doug says:

    @Horatiu B.:

    Well, higher price for more features, that’s fair. But I’m frustrated that the features aren’t available on the 3.

    More to the point, I’m dismayed that the M kit for the 3 contains no performance features whatsoever, it’s all cosmetic. Surely that’s not what the M brand is about!

  9. Mike S. says:

    So, uh, where are those updated Order Guides?

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