Just in time for Essen Motor Show 2014 BMW expanded the range of " M Performance Parts ". The new offerings include design optimization for interior and exterior, performance enhancements and exhaust systems for the models X3, X4, M3 and M4 Coupe and Convertible. Visitors can already take from 29 November to 7 December 2014, the new add-on parts in food under the microscope.
For the exterior of X3 and X4 black front grille and exterior mirror caps are available in carbon finish. Exclusively for the X4 there is also a rear spoiler from the composite material. Also new in the program are 21 - inch light-alloy wheels in a two-tone paint. For the model versions with 1.8-or 2.0 - liter diesel engine dual-branch exhaust tailpipes are available in chrome finish. Inside, all models set optional LED door sill plates in brushed stainless steel finish, interior trim and a gear selector lever in Alcantara or Carbon, a stainless steel pedals and an Alcantara M steering wheel with matching writing more sporty touch.
The three-liter diesel engine in the X3 and X4 in can be also equipped with a 1,145-euro increase in performance. The matched to the six-cylinder control unit for the engine electronics tickles from the diesel 27 extra hp makes two models to a total of 286 hp and 600 Nm maximum torque. With the increase in power the X3 manages the sprint from zero to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. The X4 is again faster by a tenth of a second. The Power Plus is associated with a sportier throttle response and an optimized engine and exhaust system sound. The consumption values should not change it. Especially for the X4 xDrive35i a stainless steel silencer flaps will be offered, whose operation mode can be varied via Bluetooth remote control.
With the new aerodynamic components for M3 and M4 especially the air duct should be improved at high speeds along with the optics. Attachment parts for the side portions of the front bumper, a rear diffuser and a spoiler ( all carbon) include the offer. Both Saloon and Coupé and Convertible are three colored side foiling available with the M logo. The M3 are subject to a special rear spoiler and side sill attachments.
The contribution of particularly intense driving pleasure in the M3 and M4 models to the new steering wheel with Alcantara upholstery provide including blue - white - red M - contrast stitching. In the area of the thumb shelves two keys are embedded, which can select different drive modes. On the Twelve - clock - position has an integrated display. This may indicate to the driver's gear change signals, longitudinal and lateral acceleration values or a stopwatch. In Race mode, the respective maximum speeds and the maximum longitudinal and lateral acceleration values of the last 50 rounds are stored.
The doubly charged inline six-cylinder in M3 and M4 get a new optional lightweight valve exhaust system. It includes a stainless steel exhaust system and a fully titanium made Endschalldämper. The tailpipes are made of either titanium or carbon fiber and include the M logo. The weight savings compared to the original system is about eight kilograms. The exhaust system will cost 4,130 euros.
For all BMW vehicles from the 2011 model year will give the company the " Driver Analyser " storage and analysis of personal driving behavior. All measured characteristics such as the speed of the current gear, the accelerator and brake usage and various other engine data is stored directly on the paired smartphone or tablet PC . (ml)