BMW showcases M Performance Parts at 2016 Essen Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on December 8, 2016

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.

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BMW new accessories at the Essen Motor Show 2016

Traditionally, the Essen Motor Show concludes the year of European motor shows. This year again, the organisers of Europe’s largest and most significant performance show for tuning, motorsport and race-suited production cars (26 November to 4 December 2016) are expecting more than 300,000 visitors to the exhibition halls at Essen’s Grugapark. Not only will the new BMW M240i Convertible celebrate its motor show debut at the generously sized BMW booth inside hall 3, but the interested general public will also gain an insight into the extensive product portfolio offered by BMW M Performance Parts. A total of eight exhibition vehicles can be seen at the booth, including the BMW M2 Safety Car. Those who wish can demonstrate their racing talent at the “DTM M4 Driving Simulator” by following in the tracks of Marco Wittmann, the newly crowned DTM champion.

With an accessory range of around 1,300 items, ranging from classy carbon exterior mirror caps to carbon-ceramic brakes, BMW sales figures in Germany are the second highest worldwide – and continue on an upward trend. In 2015, demand in Germany therefore increased by around 15 percent over the previous year.

Attractive leasing offer for the most popular BMW M Performance Parts.
A new leasing offer from BMW Financial Services also contributes towards the growing popularity of BMW M Performance Parts. It offers the possibility of including the most popular BMW M Performance Parts in the residual value leasing contract for the overall vehicle. The offer comprises, inter alia, BMW M Performance light alloy wheels, all exhaust systems and BMW M Performance Power & Sound Kits, a front grille in black or side sill foiling.

Carbon rear wing and new coilover suspension for the BMW M3 and BMW M4.
From the summer of next year, the aerodynamics of the BMW M3 and the BMW M4 are expected to be further optimised for use in motorsports by means of the BMW M Performance rear wing. This component is made entirely of carbon (wing, side parts and feet), with the feet sporting the characteristic BMW M motorsport stripes in blue, red and violet.

With immediate effect, an adjustable BMW M Performance sports suspension is available to further enhance the handling dynamics of the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The driver is able to infinitely adjust the vehicle by between five and 20 millimetres via the spring plate on the front and rear spring struts, in order to obtain the ideal setting for different road and racetrack conditions. Red coil springs render the BMW M Performance sports suspension recognisable from the outside.

Attractive details complete the range of BMW M Performance Accessories.
Thanks to the extensive BMW M Performance accessory range comprising equipment features inspired and derived from motor racing, there are virtually no limits to the possibilities for individualising your car. This also applies to the new BMW M240i Convertible being exhibited at the BMW booth and boasting a newly developed 250 kW/340 hp straight six-cylinder power unit with BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (combined fuel consumption: 8.3–7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 189–169 g/km)*. It has been upgraded with numerous options from the BMW M Performance accessory range. These include the Alcantara steering wheel with carbon trim and race display, a gear selector lever and a carbon handbrake grip with Alcantara bellows, as well as matching interior trim strips. The BMW M240i Convertible’s further enhanced dynamic appearance is accentuated, inter alia, by BMW M Performance 19-inch, double-spoke 405 M Bicolour light alloy wheels as well as a black matt rear diffuser with the newly developed exhaust system, including carbon tailpipe trims.

All BMW M Performance Accessories are the result of many years of experience and the BMW M GmbH’s numerous motor sport successes. They are developed with meticulous attention to detail. A good example of this is the BMW M Performance carbon engine cover for the BMW M3 and the BMW M4. This component, which is elaborately hand-crafted from high-quality carbon fibre reinforced plastic, ensures that fascinating motor racing look when the bonnet is open.

Accessories and lifestyle products now available at the new BMW Shop.
Thanks to the new BMW Shop, every driver of a BMW now has online access to an extensive range of original BMW parts, accessories and lifestyle products. In this official BMW Shop, customers are able to buy products directly from their dealer and either have them conveniently sent to their home or collect them from the dealer. By entering the respective chassis number, customers can always be sure they are choosing the correct product for their vehicle.

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