At the Paris Motor Show, BMW introduced a series of new developments from its M-Performance range, which includes an optional power upgrade for its 2.0-litre four-cylinder common rail diesel engine. The engine upgrade will be offered on the 120d, 320d and 520d. BMW will add a bigger intercooler and remapped software as well as modifications, increasing the output of the popular diesel engine from a standard 181bhp and 280lb ft of torque to 197bhp and 310lb ft.
BMW hasn’t disclosed many details yet on what performance improvements the so-called BMW M Performance Power Kit offers. So far, the information indicates that 0-62mph acceleration in certain models could be faster by 1.0sec, without a boost in combined cycle fuel consumption or CO2 emissions. The existing warranty terms and conditions also stay valid as a factory-offered option.
On the other hand, BMW has displayed a range of optional M Performance aerodynamic parts at the Paris motor show. The new components, which are fitted to a 335i, were created to complement the present M-Sport styling package.
The package also has the following: a blacked treatment for the grille, body stripes, additions to ducts accommodated within the front bumper, foliations for the sills, carbonfibre-look exterior mirror housing, inserts for the rear bumper and a new set of 20-inch wheels. Selected 1-series, 3-series and 5-series models can be fitted with the new aerodynamic components.