BMW has revealed that for the 2016 Essen Motor Show, it will be putting on display at least 1,300 items of its accessory line-up that includes carbon-ceramic brakes. It also offers exterior mirror caps made of carbon.
The highlight of these would likely be the brand’s M Performance Parts. BMW M Performance Parts are already popular in their own right and are projected to grow further with a new leasing offer coming from BMW Financial Services. Under this offer, customers will get the chance to get them through a residual value leasing contract. It will include, among many others, the M Performance Power & Sound Kits, M Performance alloy light wheels, front grille in black, and all exhaust systems.
BMW also revealed that starting in the summer of 2017, it optimized the aerodynamics for the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe by adding in a carbon rear wing. This rear wing will have its struts come in the standard motorsport stripes of the BMW M which is violet, red, and blue. The brand will also be offering a sport suspension in order to improve the handling dynamics. This suspension will be easy to spot due to the coil springs in red. With this component, a spring plate placed on the spring struts on both the front and the rear allow the driver to adjust the car by at least 5 mm and as much as 20 mm. As such, the driver is able to get the needed setting to meet the different conditions encountered on the racetrack.
Given the wide range of motor racing-inspired equipment features, customers are more than guaranteed of being able to personalize their model to fit their needs.
Aside from the display of equipment, BMW will be officially unveiling the M240i Convertible. Powered with the 6-cylinder engine fitted with the M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, it delivers an output of 340 hp (250 kW). Combined fuel economy is expected to range between 8.3 1/100 km and 7.41 1/100 km with combined CO2 emissions projected to be from 189 g/km to 169 g/km.
The model has experienced an upgrade due to the different choices coming from the M Performance accessory lineup. There is for example the steering wheel in Alcantara with a carbon trim with the carbon handbrake grip and the gear selector lever in Alcantara as well. These are then complemented with trim strips on the interior. On the outside, the look is highlighted by a number of features like the rear diffuser in black matt and the carbon tailpipe trims. It is also fitted with light alloy double-spoke 19-inch M Bicolour wheels.
The Essen Motor Show is the show that signals the end of the year for motor shows in Europe. It is a show aimed at displaying motorsport and tuning cars as well as production cars that are race-capable.