At the 2014 Essen Motor Show, BMW is introducing the M Performance Power Kit and M Performance Parts for the new BMW X4 and BMW X3. At the BMW exhibit in Essen, the Munich-based automaker is also previewing the M Performance Accessories for the new M3 and M4 Coupe/Convertible.
The new BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW X3 and BMW X4, BMW M3, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible lend these models an even sharper sporting edge. As well as attractive design upgrades for the interior and exterior, the range also includes functional accessories which boost the performance of classical BMW models, for example, and inject more emotional appeal into the engine’s soundtrack. The new accessories bring the total number of BMW M Performance Parts designed to raise sporty driving pleasure another notch to over 1,200 – from a starter kit all the way to exhaust systems.
Sporty new accents for the exterior of the BMW X3 and BMW X4.
The new BMW M Performance Parts shine an even brighter spotlight on the cars’ sporting ability and dynamic aura. Examples include a black version of the BMW kidney grille for the BMW X3 and BMW X4, as well as exterior mirror caps and a rear spoiler (BMW X4 only) in high-tech carbon. The carbon components have been elaborately manufactured by hand. Elsewhere, BMW M Performance accent strips in Black/Silver can be ordered for the BMW X3 and BMW X4 to highlight the two X models’ dynamic lines to pleasing effect. And the BMW M Performance light-alloy wheels available for both the BMW X3 and the BMW X4 add further sporting emphasis to both the exterior design of the two cars and their driving characteristics. The high-quality forged wheels stand out with their distinctive design and low weight. They make an effective contribution to the reduction in the unsprung mass of the two cars, enhancing agility and steering responses in the process. The BMW M Performance light-alloy wheels come in 21-inch format and with mixed tyres. The two models each get their own take on a double-spoke design, complete with the now familiar BMW M Performance bi-colour finish in Orbit Grey with polished spoke fronts.
Even sportier interior featuring new M Performance Parts.
The new BMW M Performance Parts also include a host of attractive and sporting details for the interior of the BMW X3 and BMW X4. The LED door sill plates in brushed stainless-steel look with illuminated BMW M Performance lettering draw attention the moment you open the front doors. Battery power means they are extremely easy to retrofit, with no need for laying cables.
The BMW M Performance interior trim strips in carbon or an Alcantara/carbon combination with M Performance lettering mark out the interior clearly from that of the standard cars and, like the Steptronic or Steptronic sport transmission’s carbon gearshift lever with BMW M logo, add a sporty and exclusive accent to the cockpit. Another highlight in the new range of accessories for the interior of the BMW X3 and BMW X4 is the BMW M Performance steering wheel in Alcantara with attractive carbon trim. It is beautifully grippy, even in extreme driving situations, and remains equally pleasant to the touch in all temperatures. The BMW M Performance stainless-steel pedal covers and the driver’s footrest, meanwhile, provide a visually appealing and functional complement to the other M Performance Parts for the interior.
The new M Performance key case continues the theme. With its sophisticated Alcantara/carbon material combination, M Light Blue accents and high-quality blue hex bolt, it blends in perfectly with the sporty and dynamic design of the new BMW M Performance Parts. The easy-care BMW M Performance floor mats, meanwhile, are a perfect fit and set the seal on the sporting looks of the interior. All four mats come with eye-catching M Performance lettering.
Power Kits boost the performance of the BMW X3 and BMW X4.
The BMW M Performance Power Kit developed for the BMW X3 xDrive30d (fuel consumption combined: 6.1–l/100 km [46.3–47.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 159–156 g/km)* and BMW X4 xDrive30d (fuel consumption combined: 5.6–5.2 l/100 km [50.4–54.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 146–138 g/km)* summons up a significant increase in performance. Among its components is a control unit for the engine electronics which has been tuned specially to the 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This helps to induce significantly more sporting performance characteristics with no change in fuel consumption and emissions. The BMW M Performance Power Kit raises the engine’s maximum output by 20 kW to 210 kW and peak torque – depending on the gear engaged – to as much as 600 Newton metres (442 lb-ft). The most important result of this increase in performance is a noticeable improvement in sprinting power. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is up to 0.3 seconds faster, the BMW X3 xDrive30d recording an impressively fast time of approximately 5.6 seconds (down from 5.9) and the BMW X4 xDrive30d reaching the same speed from rest in an even quicker 5.5 seconds (down from 5.8). The boost in power goes hand-in-hand with sportier accelerator characteristics headlined by faster responses and an optimised engine and exhaust note. Remarkably, these two Power Kits match the fuel consumption and emissions values of the standard models in the ECE driving cycle despite delivering the extra power.
M Performance silencer systems enhance visual and aural appeal.
A BMW M Performance valve silencer, whose operating mode can be adjusted remotely via Bluetooth, is available exclusively for the BMW X4 xDrive35i. As well as Sport mode – distinguished by a strikingly emotion-rich soundtrack – drivers can also select the Track mode conceived for use exclusively on the race track, which specialises in even more hardcore and performance-focused sound development. The stainless-steel silencer system also comes with trapezoidal chrome tailpipe embellishers in the style favoured by eight-cylinder BMWs. Twin-pipe BMW M Performance embellishers in chrome are also available for the BMW X4 xDrive20d, BMW X3 sDrive18d and BMW X3 xDrive20d.