Our SEMA 2016 coverage continues today with a closer look at the new M Performance Parts unveiled by BMW. Displayed throughout the duration of the show are a BMW M2 Safety Car, a BMW M3, a BMW X5, a BMW 340i finished in Alpine White with numerous M Performance Parts. BMW also presents a very special BMW Individual 740e xDrive iPerformance and finished in BMW Individual Frozen Black Metallic featuring M Performance Parts.
The images below offer some great design details on a series of new parts, starting with a new racing carbon fiber available for the M3 Sedan. This aerodynamic component is made completely from carbon fiber – wing, side sections, support brackets – and is accentuated with racing stripes, bringing motorsport know-how to the streets for a production M3. Market launch is planned for mid-year on 2017.
Next on the list is a new M Sports Steering Wheel wrapped in Alcantara with carbon trim and available in various versions. Also new to the market is a custom wheel design for the M2, M3 and M4.
Measuring 19-inch at the front, 20-inch at the rear, the new wheel is derived directly from motor racing beingmilled and weight-optimized entirely from a forged blank, contributes – compared with wheels fitted with standard tires – towards even better steering behavior, resulting in a further increase in driving dynamics. This is complemented by the exclusive styling of the wheel set, which is shown in Black matte and with “M Performance” lettering on the rim flange and matched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for maximum grip and performance. This new M Performance light alloy wheel is expected be available for M2, M3 and M4 in Summer 2017.
BMW models with a manual transmission can also be refined with the M Performance carbon gearshift knob with Alcantara boot complemented with the M Performance carbon handbrake grip with Alcantara boot.
Even though not easily visible, a handcrafted component made from high-grade carbon fiber reinforced plastic guarantees that motor racing look when the hood is open.
The BMW exhibit is located in the lower South Hall (Booth 40247).