• BMW shares their "motor racing expertise" with the F32 4-Series - BMW 4-Series M Performance Parts (limited slip differential, power kit)

      And the M Performance cash grab continues. You might as well get used to seeing the letter M on everything so no surprise BMW's M Performance parts transfer from the F30 3-Series now to the F32 4-Series. Like the F30, power kits are available for 4-Series models. The 435i N55 motor gets a boost from 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque to 334 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. No power kit for the N20 four cylinder based 428i is mentioned in the press release but BMW does have an N20 power kit so likely just a matter of time for it to transfer.

      Both the 428i and 435i have a BMW M Performance exhaust system available as well. A limited slip differential (which should be standard) is the most important performance upgrade offered.

      A performance suspension system and performance brake system are also offered which when combined with the limited slip differential should dramatically improve track performance.

      20 inch wheels are available in two different designs as well as an 18 inch set designed for winter use.

      Cosmetic options include black grills, diffuser, side sills with the M logo (damn you BMW), BMW M performance stripes to let the world know BMW just reamed the boy racer out of you, carbon splitters, carbon mirror caps, and a carbon rear spoiler.

      Carbon accents to the interior along with a BMW M Performance steering wheel are also available to spruce up the inside.

      Overall, a nice set of upgrades although educated readers will know there are better places to get a power upgrade than from BMW. The limited slip differential along with the suspension and brake upgrades are highly recommended.

      Press release and photos below.

      Munich. Developed from motor racing expertise, perfectly tailored to the model in question and designed to be combined according to individual preference - this is the BMW M Performance Parts program. BMW is now expanding the range in this product area with the addition of retrofit options for the BMW 4 Series. What is more, model-specific BMW M Performance Parts are available for the BMW M automobiles as well as for the models of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series. Conceived in close collaboration with BMW M GmbH, the retrofit components in the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit provide a significant bonus in terms of driving dynamics as well as adding a touch of sporty flair to both the exterior and the interior ambience of the automobile.

      Following the ideal line to a more intensive driving experience: BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW 4 Series.
      Model-specific BMW M Performance Parts available from the beginning of 2014 provide additional ways of authentically emphasising the sporty character of the coupé and making the driving experience even more intense. The BMW M Performance Power Kit available for the BMW 420d (+12Kw, +40Nm), BMW 430d (+20kW, +40Nm) and BMW 435i (+25kW, +50Nm) delivers a perceptible increase in power and performances, without affecting fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels. A BMW M Performance silencer system is also available for the models BMW 428i and BMW 435i. It comprises BMW M Performance tailpipe embellishers in chrome, as well as in carbon for the BMW 435i. Meanwhile the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential ensures traction-optimised power transmission on bends. Other features that boost the coupé's dynamic potential are the BMW M Performance suspension with sporty set-up, the BMW M Performance brake system with red, yellow or orange calipers and the BMW M Performance light alloy wheels. The weight-optimised forged wheels in 20-inch format are available in two design variants as well as in the typical BMW M Performance bi-colour look in Ferric Grey with burnished spoke fronts. Another new feature in the BMW M Performance range is the 18-inch winter complete wheel sets in double-spoke design.

      The dynamic charisma of the BMW 4 Series can also be given greater emphasis by means of BMW M Performance components for the exterior. A black radiator grid for the BMW kidney grille, a diffuser insert for the rear apron, side sill foils with M Performance inscription, BMW M Performance side stripes and carbon front splitters, mirror caps and rear spoiler optimise the coupe's sporty appearance and aerodynamic properties. An interior ambience inspired by racing is ensured by the BMW M Performance sports steering wheel with red central marking or Race Display in 12 o'clock position as well as gear lever and handbrake handle in carbon including Alcantara gaiter. A carbon finish is likewise available for the gear selector switch of the automatic transmission. In addition, interior strips in carbon and Alcantara, high-grade steel pedals, a specially designed driver footrest and BMW M Performance floor mats are also available for the BMW 4 Series

      The new BMW 4 Series Coupé with BMW M Performance Parts premieres at the IAA in 2013.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW shares their "motor racing expertise" with the F32 4-Series - BMW 4-Series M Performance Parts (limited slip differential, power kit) started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. mm28's Avatar
        mm28 -
        call me a boy racer, loving the interior!
      1. morkusyambo's Avatar
        morkusyambo -
        I would feel foolish driving a faux M car with M plastered everywhere, especially with all of that suede and carbon. Click here to enlarge
      1. COLIVERtwist's Avatar
        COLIVERtwist -
        It looks real nice on the outside, but idk if the inside is too much with all the suede and carbon fibre.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        BMW should have just used the IS badge. This looks cool but it's stupid
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Loving the LSD, brake and suspension upgrades! I have a feeling that's going to put the 435i into the $60k range though Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        BMW should have just used the IS badge. This looks cool but it's stupid
        I wish the 'is' badge still had the panache. Honestly, 'is' on this makes more sense than plastering 'M' all over it but what can you do?
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Holy crap is that interior gorgeous. If the M4 (I was going to say 'real M', but... yeah) interior looks like this as standard, wow.

        Agree on the 'is' badging instead of M on every damn thing now. Sheesh.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The interior is nice. It's BMW beautiful but it doesn't have much of a wow factor. Still, very clean.
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Yes, bring back "IS".

        The car looks awesome when I block out those stupid fender garnishes. Wheels could be better and I hate the look of that steering wheel...but the car is pretty damn awesome.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        People buy BMW's these days just want the letter M. It's like the Type R effect except for BMW.