In years past, upgrading a car for better performance usually meant going to the aftermarket for lighter wheels, bigger brakes, enhanced aerodynamics and additional horsepower.
Manufacturers have since gotten smart, and many now offer in-house performance part divisions to keep customer dollars captive. After all, why take chances on a third party accessory when you can buy one from the same company that built your car, complete with a manufacturer’s warranty?
That’s the thought behind BMW’s M Performance parts, already available for the BMW M3, 1 Series M
, X5 M and X6 M. The Bavarian automaker is now launching a line of M Performance parts for the new 3 Series
sedans, as well as 2011 and later 5 Series sedans
While the collection includes the expected high-flow exhaust system, big brake kit and lightweight, forged wheels, it also includes cosmetic accessories to dress up your BMW. There’s a carbon fiber and Alcantara interior trim kit, as well as a carbon fiber gear shift knob and selector lever.
Outside, owners can add black or white vinyl sport stripes, carbon fiber mirror caps and a high gloss black grille to personalize their rides. If there’s no such thing as too much carbon fiber in your eyes, you can add a carbon fiber rear deck lid spoiler, too.
All M Performance bits, whether installed in, on or underneath the vehicle, carry a four- year, 50,000 mile warranty if installed prior to the delivery of a new vehicle. When installed post-delivery, the parts are covered for the balance of the new vehicle warranty or two years from installation, whichever is greater.
Want more details? See you local BMW dealer for pricing and availability.