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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