This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed marked a couple of premieres for BMW and its UK branch. Among other local debuts, the BMW M Performance Parts Concept was shown for the first time ever, marking the sole worldwide debut taking place at this particular event. Today we’re getting a better idea as to what it’s supposed to be thanks to Anton Koller, the BMW Product Manager for this car, and the man behind getting it done on time.
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Speaking of which, according to him, the car took about one year to be completed, which is probably why the team used a pre-facelift M2 as the basis. Leaving that aside, the M Performance Parts Concept shows what can be done with lightweight construction and where these OEM parts can go from here. The weight lost thanks to the racing-optimized design of the parts used on this concept adds up to 60 kilos overall but that’s just part of the story.
They also improve aerodynamics and, of course, the visual delight of the onlooker. The exterior BMW Individual Special Paint Frozen Black metallic, with M Performance wrapping in gold for accents and inscriptions, emphasizes the car’s sporty character. The complete wheel set, with 19-inch M Performance forged wheel Y-spoke 763M in Frozen Gold, gives the concept a sublime finishing touch.
There’s an M Performance part almost everywhere you look, from the carbon front radiator grille to the bonnet, roof, tailgate and even rear diffuser. When you’re sat inside it, the cockpit of the BMW M Performance Parts Concept immediately gives you an unmistakable motor racing feeling. The M Performance steering wheel Pro also impresses with its Alcantara accents. An individual look is guaranteed with the carbon steering wheel clasp and the golden contrast seams. The seats haven’t been left out either and they look like they came from a spaceship of some sort but we’ll let you get the scoop behind it straight from Anton, in the short clip below.