A full-fledged BMW M model is difficult to manage as the car strives to deliver the best possible performance. But not everyone wants to pay that gas or insurance bill, but they love the look. BMW M Performance Parts help bridge the stylistic gap between the hot M240i and the warmer M2. The automaker previewed the parts last month, but a new BMW Blog The overview video takes a closer look at the exterior and interior visual enhancements available.
You don’t need to add the entire catalog to your Series 2 – you choose what looks cool. Several carbon fiber parts are available, including a grille insert, trunk lid spoiler, rear diffuser and front lip spoiler. Carbon fiber mirror caps similar to the M3 are also offered. Carbon fiber trim, M-brand door lock pins and an upgraded shifter spruce up the interior.
Carbon fiber parts certainly improve the look of the car, although customers can go a little further with a hood strip that accentuates the power bulge or a strip along the bottom of the door. Together, all of the parts make the coupe look a bit cartoonish, although the right combination of the car’s exterior color, its wheels, and a selection of M Performance parts can look really good. Mix-and-match for the most fun.
However, if you are hoping for the true M experience, you can wait for the new M2. Numerous recent spy shots captured the car’s testing near the Nürburgring. Rumors suggest the M2 will pack BMW’s S58 twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which could deliver 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and 400 pound-feet (542 Newton-meters) of torque. The M2 will also have many visual upgrades that will differentiate it from the standard 2-series and the M240i with M Performance parts.