BMW has prepared a bounty of M Performance bits and pieces, including a new rear wing made entirely out of carbon fiber for the M3 Sedan.

Previewed in a teaser released a couple of days ago, the rear wing has the bases, side sections, and the wing itself dipped in carbon and adorned with the traditional M colors and “M Performance” lettering. It can only be had on the M3 Sedan and will be available starting with mid-2017. The M3 along with its M4 Coupe counterpart have also gained a carbon fiber engine cover and a coilover suspension lowering the ride height by 5 to 20 millimeters (0.2 to 0.8 inches) thanks to an adjustable spring rate lending the cars a sportier behavior.

BMW SEMA 2016


The M Performance catalog has also gained a new set of lightweight wheels measuring 19 inches at the front axle and 20 inches at the back. BMW says the new alloys are derived from the company’s motorsport program and have been milled and weight-optimized entirely from a forged blank. Available for the M2, M3, and M4 starting summer 2017, the new wheels have a black matte finish and will be exhibited in Las Vegas on an M3 fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.

BMW SEMA 2016
BMW SEMA 2016

BMW’s arsenal for the upcoming SEMA also includes a plethora of M Performance packages in U.S. specification tailoring the three aforementioned M models, as well as their lesser members and the flagship 7 Series. From fresh alloy wheel designs and sporty exhaust systems to numerous carbon and Alcantara accents, there’s going to be something for everyone.

Elsewhere, the outgoing 5 Series (F10) together with the X5 and X6 duo of SUVs will feature a smart remote engine start function. Accessible from the standard key, drivers will be able to remotely start the car’s engine to precondition the temperature inside the cabin, a feature which will come in handy on extremely hot or cold days.

BMW SEMA 2016
BMW SEMA 2016

More importantly, the 340i and 440i models for U.S. markets are getting a performance upgrade bumping output of the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine by 35 hp to 355 hp. Torque is up by 39 lb-ft to 369 lb-ft on the versions fitted with the automatic transmissions, whereas the ones with the manual gearbox will get a bump in torque of 25 lb-ft. The optional package slashes 0.2 seconds from the 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) sprint and brings a more aggressive tone for the exhaust thanks to the Sound Kit.

BMW will have all of these goodies and then some on display from Tuesday at SEMA.

Source: BMW

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