With the new entry-level BMW 1 Series freshly revealed, BMW has announced a set of M Performance Parts for the range.
With visuals that look set to rival the likes of AMG, and some parts that even have a tangible effect on the car’s driving dynamics, BMW seemingly wants to make its new hot hatch M135i look a little hotter.
The most notable parts on the list of options are the aerodynamic rear spoiler, the front splitter and the canards, as well as the large side decal above a gloss black side sill insert.
Also notable is the use of forged carbon fibre for some of the additions, namely the rear diffuser and the side mirror caps.
Everything else, including the front grille and aero elements, is finished in gloss black.
A new wheel is also available for the 1 Series as part of the Performance Parts set, with an 18-inch ‘Y-Spoke 554M’ forged wheel claimed to be ‘weight-optimised’. ‘Double Spoke 555M’ wheels are also available, these in 19-inches, while BMW offers ‘M Performance wheel bags’ for storage of a second set of rims.
Behind these wheel options are another option, 18-inch M Performance sports brakes. BMW says these brakes work harder and don’t retain as much heat as the standard brakes, due to vented, perforated discs. Four-piston calipers are found on these discs, the calipers themselves made from aluminium alloy for a little extra weight saving.
Inside the cabin, past the doors projecting the BMW M logo as puddle lamps, an M Performance steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara, with a red centre mark at 12 o’clock, and silver-grey cross stitching. The wheel can also be optioned with carbon fibre and Alcantara, or carbon fibre and leather.
Velvet velour floor mats are also available, though these are arguably less ‘racy’ and more for style.
BMW Australia says the M Performance Parts will be available locally with the new 1 Series.
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