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08/04/2011    6:30 AM
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Seen in these photos for the first time is what we believe is the F20 1-series with BMW Performance Aero Kit (front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper) with BMW Performance racing stripes. As with the prior 1-series, the BMW Performance program for the F20 will feature both cosmetic and performance parts, some of which may be revealed at the upcoming Frankfurt IAA show in September.

Which clues indicate that the aero parts underneath the camouflage are BMW Performance parts and not merely M-sport parts?

Foremost, the BMW Performance stripes are a pretty good indication. Also, BMW has already released images of the F20 M-sport model, so there’s little need to camouflage M-sport parts. Compared to F20 M-sport photos below, this test car’s front bumper is clearly a different … CONTINUED

07/20/2011    2:05 PM
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We brought you info on the 2011 335i sedan performance edition two weeks ago, but BMWUSA has now published the official press release and info on the 2011 335i Sedan Performance Edition. See inside for the full details.

To send the E90 335i sedan off into the sunset on a high note (production ends Oct.), BMW has announced a E90 335i Performance Edition. Here are the vitals from the E90 335i Performance Edition:

Option code: ZMZ
Stage 1 Power kit = +20 hp/+32 tq
.02 faster in 0-60mph
Black Kidney Grilles (stock ones in the trunk)
Performance Edition Badge
Car must be … CONTINUED

07/11/2011    7:05 PM
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BMW Canada has just announced the limited 2011 BMW 335i xDrive Sedan Special Edition available only from Production Weeks 27 through 35 (July/August). The 335i xDrive Sedan Special Edition combines true exclusivity with enhanced driving dynamics. For the first time on a BMW 3 Series Sedan, 19” alloy wheels are fitted from the factory. The Style 313M wheel compliments the M Aerodynamic Kit to create a sporty and appealing design package. The highlight of the interior is the Carbon Leather trim, directly from the M3 Sedan. BMW has never used this interior trim on any model other than the M3. With a focus on interior aesthetics, the Smokers Package is installed in the centre console, including a cover for the ashtray and 12V socket. The … CONTINUED

06/06/2011    1:15 PM
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Yet another 1ADDICTS member has outfitted his 1M with a full compliment of BMW Performance parts. The carbon fiber/black parts look great on the valencia orange 1M, providing some sporty contrast against the bright orange.

06/03/2011    12:45 PM
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This is a continuation of our earlier post covering the current BMW Individual cars on display at the factory-owned BMW dealership in Munich, by Dackelone. Three M3 Individual models are currently on display. The first one below is a Mineral White E92 M3 Coupe with plenty of M Performance Parts, including tri-color M stripes (EUR 498), black ZCP wheels (EUR 4,350), carbon fiber front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear spoiler and carbon fiber mirror caps. Equally impressive is the Frozen Silver E92 M3 Coupe and the Macadamia Metallic E90 M3 with Champagne Individual interior. We’ve again included each car’s spec sheets, along with some bonus photos of a 1-series M Coupe in Valencia Orange. Enjoy!

Big Thanks to Dackelone and Elsabor67 for the photos! … CONTINUED

05/18/2011    2:00 PM
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In case you missed it, the BMW Performance Parts Manager recent revealed that the BMW Performance Power Kit will soon be coming in two stages, for both the N54 and N55 motors. Stage 1 PPK will be software upgrade only and Stage 2 PPK will be software and hardware upgrades.

05/12/2011    5:50 PM
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BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle recently took questions from United BMW gathered from Bimmerpost members. On video, he addresses BMW Performance plans for limited slip differential, lease residualization program, new electronic performance steering wheel, M3 performance parts, and N54/N55 performance power kits. Check out the interview inside.

05/11/2011    1:10 PM
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BMW participated in the 2011 National Aftersales Convention in Las Vegas at the end of March where they put on a live driving event to showcase the entire range of BMW Performance parts offerings. The event provided a back-to-back driving experience comparing regular factory cars and models fitted with BMW Performance parts. Here’s a video capturing some driver reactions and recapping the event.

05/11/2011    8:00 AM
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EmmDrei provides some updated and clearer photos of his black 1M coupe modified with BMW performance parts. Full gallery inside.