BMW has just pulled the cover off their M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible, but the company is not resting on their laurels. The M Division is also releasing a set of M Performance Parts for the two M cars. In addition to enhancing the sporty appearance of the M8, the accessory options also meet functional requirements in terms of lightweight construction and aerodynamics.
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As a supplement to the optional Carbon Package, the M Performance carbon fiber exterior components round off the dynamic design. The M Performance sill attachments give the vehicle additional length in visual terms, the M Performance carbon fiber kidney grille and M Performance carbon fiber side decorative grille enhance the front view.
Sealed with a clear finish and a high-gloss polish, they are UV and temperature-resistant as being car wash compatible. The same applies to the M Performance engine cover.
The M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible will also make use of an improved, optional braking system.
Inside the cabin, a key factor of the aftermarket program is the M Performance Pro steering wheel with carbon fiber shift paddles and carbon fiber/Alcantara – carbon fiber/leather trim. Thanks to its impressively shaped Alcantara grip areas with large thumb rests and special underlay, it guarantees excellent grip therefore a direct steering feel. With their shift symbols in bold red, the carbon fibre shift paddles – also separately available for the standard steering wheel – emphasize the racing theme, as do the blue central marking on the M Performance Pro steering wheel.
The refined motor racing ambience can be perfectly rounded off with non-slip, easy-grip M Performance floor mats made of velvet velour with leather-style surround, M Performance inscription and a pennant in the typical M colors.
Other useful accessory is the M Performance indoor car cover which protects the vehicle from dirt and scratches once it has been parked in the garage. The machine-washable cover made of elastic polyester and with soft, paint-friendly inner side fits perfectly over the body, highlighting various design features such as the kidney grille with printed badges and inscriptions, for example.
Meanwhile, M Performance wheel bags are recommended when it comes to storing and transporting an additional set of wheels.