BMW pulled out all the stops at SEMA with new M Performance parts for the M3.

What’s in a name? For BMW, the designation M Performance means a whole hell of a lot to the enthusiast community. Building on that successful designation, the company decided to let loose a variety of wild BMW vehicles at SEMA, covered head to toe with new M Performance accessories.

Arguably the prettiest (and most expensive) of the bunch, the M Performance M3, drapes the iconic red and blue striping onto a shade of pearl white paint. It outlines nearly the entire side profile of the vehicle from front to back, and highlights things like new carbon fiber side sills, a new carbon fiber rear diffuser, a front aero attachment, mirror caps, and of course, dat rear wing.

New 18-inch V-spoke forged alloy wheels also come as part of the package, as do Xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, and sport exhaust with quad tailpipes. Naturally, the same 3.0-liter biturbo 425-horsepower (316-kilowatt) inline-six carries over from the standard version, as does your choice of either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Of course, all this added enhancement doesn’t come cheap. On top of the base $64,995 price tag for the M3, all the added M Performance equipment totals out to $14,475 — leaving you a hefty $79,470 bill.

If the M3 seems a bit out of reach, an M Performance power and sound kit can be tacked onto the standard 340i and 440i. The new features give each one a bit more of an aggressive appearance, and a slight boost in power — up 35 horsepower (26 kilowatts) and 39 pound-feet (52 Newton-meters) of torque from stock to produce 355 horsepower (264 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque (25 pound-feet of torque with manual equipped).

All in all, a variation of the M Performance parts can be had on nearly ever model, from the 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, and 7 Series, to the M2, M3, and M4. Pricing varies, but if you’re a fan of fast, handsome Bimmers, this is the way to go.

Source: BMW


Photos: Dave Pankew / Motor1

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