New BMW 3 Series Gets Spiced Up With M Performance Parts


If you think the new 3 Series looks too tame, BMW is offering an extensive range of sporty upgrades.

Not long after the all-new BMW 3 Series made its world debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the Bavarian automaker has revealed an extensive range of sporty M Performance parts for those who want to spice up the sports sedan and enhance its driving dynamics.

Exterior enhancements available in high-gloss black or carbon fiber include a choice of two front splitters that reduce the car’s uplift, while carbon mirror caps and M Performance side sills give the sedan a sportier look.

At the back, there are two trunk lid spoilers available, while gray-tinted taillights provide a darker aesthetic. A rear diffuser gives the sedan a more aggressive appearance, which is available in high-gloss black or matte black complemented with exhaust tips finished in a mix of titanium and carbon fiber.

A set of 18-inch M Performance brakes can also be added, which include perforated and grooved discs with higher thermal resistance than the standard units along with red calipers. If you want to add a new set of M Performance wheels, there’s a choice of four designs and two sizes.

The designs include 18-inch units in matte black with double spokes, 20-inch forged parts in a mix of jet black and burnished finish, and 20-inch forged wheels with Y spokes finished in either matte black or a mix of matte ferric grey and gloss lathed. They can also be stored in available M-Performance tire bags if you plan to swap them in the summer or winter.

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Inside, the interior can be fitted with an M Performance steering wheel that features a red strip at the top and a silver-grey, hand-sewn cross-stitch seam. Carbon-fiber shift paddles and a carbon-fiber trim kit also give the cabin a racier look.

If you're planning to take the new 3 Series to the track, the M Performance drive analyzer lets you record driving data. Sadly, there are no upgrades under the hood that increase the engine output - for that, we’ll need to wait for the next-generation M3 to arrive.