The all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe will be available starting July 2014. The new Track Handling Package – inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles -- includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on distinct 18-inch light-alloy wheels, Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes.
The package will be available by July for 2015 BMW 228i Coupe fitted with either six-speed manual or eight-speed Sport Automatic gearboxes. The Track Handling Package may be installed to any 228i Coupe during the ordering process.
The Adaptive M Suspension brings the starting stance around 10mm lower than the suspension of a standard BMW 228i Coupe, resulting to lower center of gravity.
The Adaptive M Suspension features front axle and central accelerometers that gather data instantaneously. This and the collected data from the existing steering angle sensor, throttle position, and brake pressure sensors would result to a comprehensive real-time damping profile to read and adapt to the road more effectively.
The damper valve adapt in milliseconds to the conditions of the road to minimize vehicle squat, dive, and roll. The driver can select the desired suspension using the Driving Dynamics Control switch in the center console.
On the other hand, BMW Variable Sport Steering features a mechanical steering rack with a directness ratio that varies throughout its range of travel.
For steering angles near center, the ratio is slower thus resulting to maximum vehicle stability for highway travel and straightaways. For managing corners, the ratio becomes faster, resulting to precise yet quick response for mid-corner adjustments to “the line.” For handling extreme steering angles, the ratio is quickest.
The package’s M Sport Brakes system features fixed, four-piston calipers at the front axle and two-piston calipers at rear as well as large brake discs with a diameter of 13.4 inches for the front and rear 13.6 inches for the rear.
The dark blue calipers carry the M logo at the front axle. The Track Handling Package will also include ultra-high performance, non-run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. BMW will announce the pricing of the package closer to the on-sale date.