Available initially to BMW 1 Series drivers, whilst making its debut with the Coupe, current five-door model owners will also be able to retrofit new performance options for the suspension, drivetrain, aerodynamics, and cockpit of the car.
“The BMW driver with a passion for dynamic driving and individual, sporting style now has new options to live out his or her personal preferences and enhance the performance of their car,” said John Fairman, Aftersales Marketing and Business Manager at BMW Group Australia.
All BMW Performance components are available individually, although BMW has comprised a series of packages for the convenience of buyers.
The BMW Performance Aerodynamics Kit comprises a striking front air dam with a highly expressive, fully integrated surround on the BMW kidney grille in black high-gloss look as well as dynamically contoured side-sills.
Model specific accessories such as exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler and rear diffuser are also available, made from genuine carbon-fibre.
Highlights from the suspension package include BMW Performance sports brakes, BMW Performance suspension, BMW Performance spring-strut reinforcement bar made of carbon-fibre, as well as attractive double-spoke light-alloy wheels.
The brake upgrade is not all show and no go, comprising of six-piston fixed-caliper brakes on the front finished in brilliant BMW Performance Yellow.
A new perfomance air intake system gives the straight-six petrol engine extra air supply for extra power. The filter cartridge and the internal air flow have been modified, improving the flow of air and minimising the risk of a drop in pressure whilst introducing a far more sporty induction note.
An extensive range of interior accessories complete the sports car feel of the Coupe.
Stunning BMW Performance sports bucket seats for the driver and front passenger feature a stylish black alcantara finish, and also integrate side airbags.
An innovative multifunction sports steering wheel finished in alcantara and leather includes an LED display on the steering wheel rim presenting various data such as the oil and coolant temperature, lateral and straight-ahead acceleration, the ideal point to shift gears, and the time of day.
A performance gearshift lever finished in chrome and black alcantara ensures precise operation and shortens shift travel by approximately 25 per cent.
Decorative trim in carbon design on the centre console, the dashboard and the panels on the front and rear doors as well as the side areas at the rear further accentuate the sophisticated and sporting style of the interior.
All BMW Performance products are sold and fitted by BMW dealers and covered by BMW’s full warranty.
BMW Performance Pricing and availability:
- Aerodynamics Kit from $1,640 plus installation
- Rear Carbon Spoiler $755 plus installation
- Kidney grille in black high-gloss $136 per set
- Carbon exterior mirror caps $633 per pair
- 18” double-spoke light-alloy wheels including tyres $4,920
- Performance sports brakes (135i Sport) $3,082 plus fitting
- Performance sports seats $4,070 each
- Carbon strut brace $2,055
- BMW Performance gearshift kit $350
- BMW Performance air intake system $1,300