Dackelone brings back his coverage of the 2011 Essen Motor Show, the European equivalent of the SEMA show. Aftermarket tuned automobiles are the main course at this event.
However, this year’s show saw BMW attend for the first time ever. BMW trotted out its latest Performance Parts lineup and accessories. On hand were the M Performance Parts M3 and X6M, as well as Performance Parts F20 1-series, E93 3-series, and X5.
Site members have begun taking delivery of E90 335i Sedan Performance Edition models which are factory vehicles optioned with a special BMW Performance Edition (option code ZMZ) that includes an all-new Power Kit, black kidney grilles and a “BMW Performance Edition” badge.
The 335i Sedan Performance Edition gets an engine power increase from 300 hp to 320hp and torque from 300 lb ft to 317 / 332 lb ft (manual / automatic transmission); this is the same horsepower rating as the 335is.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph is 0.2 seconds faster than the standard model and 0.5 seconds faster than the standard model from 50 mph to 75 mph. Emissions and fuel consumption ratings are unaffected by the power upgrade.
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M3POST member reco53_///M shows us what the E92 M3 coupe looks like fully decked out in BMW’s M Performance parts. His competition package M3 has the full compliment of M Performance parts installed, including the M Performance grilles, M Performance splitters, M Performance mirror covers, M Performance trunk spoiler, M Performance steering wheel, and the just released M Performance stripes. Check out the photos inside.
A stunning red X6 M decked out in BMW’s latest M Performance Parts and on display today at the M section of the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. The carbon fiber parts and the catchy red color really contrasted and complimented each other nicely.
The M performance parts featured on the X6 M (also available for X5 M) here were:
21″ BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in double-spoke design
BMW M Performance carbon fiber splitter and black front kidney grilles
BMW M Performance tail fins in black
BMW M Performance side skirts (X6 M only)
BMW M Performance flat bottom steering wheel (covered in alcantara), with M color stitching and blue center marker
The 2011 Frankfurt IAA auto show is underway and we bring you the first of our coverage, starting with the BMW Performance F20 1 series.
As we’ve posted earlier, this is a showcase vehicle used to introduce the new line of BMW Accessories for the 2012 F20 1 series, which include BMW Performance front bumper with spoiler lip, performance rear bumper, sideskirts, black grilles, carbon fiber mirror covers, performance stripes, 19″ Performance wheels, and BMW Performance brakes.
The interior features BMW performance steering wheel (alcantara/carbon fiber), alcantara dash trim, performance pedals, performance floor mats, performance shift knob, performance shift boot, and carbon fiber textured door handles.
See our 2011 Frankfurt IAA full coverage guide at: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584985
We bring you the first photo of the 1 Series M coupe showing the range of BMW M Performance accessories for the 1M coupe. Front and center are the M Performance Stripes, which shares a design with the M3, X5 M, and X6 M performance stripes. Along with the stripes, hand made carbon fiber mirror covers, carbon fiber rear spoiler, and gloss black kidney grilles are also available for the 1M as M performance accessories.
Here’s one of the first reviews of the BMW 335i Performance Edition Retrofit Kit, which is a factory tune which retains the factory warranty. Horsepower increase from 300 to 320, torque increase from 300 to 317ft-lbs for a manual transmission, and to 332 for automatic transmission. This all results in 0.2 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 100 km/h and 0.5 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 120km/h. The Performance Edition Kit can also be retrofitted on the 135i.
Press Release: The intriguing character of BMW M cars is further emphasized by the BMW M Performance range of accessories. These complement those available for the BMW M3 and include new products for the power train, the suspension, aerodynamics and the cockpit and have now been extended to include other models. Wing mirror covers and a rear spoiler are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. These accessories are manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), handmade by BMW. In addition, an eye-catching BMW M Performance kidney-shaped radiator grille is available in a black, high-gloss finish.
The BMW M Performance range of accessories for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M allow the driver’s own distinctive personality to shine through. For both models, 21-inch … CONTINUED
The once-every-two-year Frankfurt IAA auto show is nearly upon us. Press coverage will begin Tuesday, September 13. Here is a preview of the headline BMW debuts headed for Frankfurt.