With its modern suspension, innovative technologies and powerful engines, the new BMW 1-Series sets a new benchmark in the premium compact class in terms of driving dynamics. As such, the distinctive character and outstanding agility of the third engine generation ensures an unmistakable sporty driving experience ex works. However, this can be intensified even further: as soon after the market launch of the new BMW 1-Series, an extensive range of exclusive M Performance Parts is available that allow the car's sporty appearance and dynamic potential to be given an additional boost. As is customary for BMW, all components are harmonised with each other and with the specific character of the new model. In addition to enhancing the car's sporty, dynamic appearance on the exterior in particular, the parts also meet functional requirements in terms of lightweight construction and aerodynamics. This is not least due to the extensive racing expertise contributed by BMW M GmbH to the development of the M Performance components.
New BMW 1 Series hatch already gains M Performance parts
The new BMW 1 Series has only just broken cover, but the Munich-based firm is already showing off a range of M Performance parts for the (now front-driven) third-generation hatchback.
BMW says an “extensive range” of M Performance parts will be offered soon after the new 1 Series hits the market, both enhancing the vehicle’s appearance and meeting “functional requirements” in terms of lightweight construction and aerodynamics.
Many of the new parts will be offered sporting a fresh carbon-fibre look, while others will come in high-gloss black. Side lettering in Frozen Black will furthermore be offered.
BMW shows off new 1 Series with M Performance Parts
Buyers who feel that the new-generation BMW 1 Series looks a little too subtle and unassuming will be able to give it some extra visual clout right from the word go with BMW’s M Performance Parts range, which has been revealed hot on the heels of the new hatch breaking cover.
Despite what the name might imply, this official parts line-up is not about increasing engine power - remember, this is a range of exterior and interior parts.
On the outside, the 1 Series will be available with an extensive range of lightweight parts in carbon fibre and high-gloss black colour schemes. This includes a mesh-design M kidney grille, which can be retrofitted after purchase.
But there’s more to these parts than just aggro looks. The gloss black M Performance front splitter, horizontal-flow rear spoiler and aero flicks also improve aerodynamics, as do the side sill insert and rear diffuser, which are made from carbon fibre. All carbon components, including the M Performance mirror caps, are crafted by hand before being sealed with a clear finish.
You’re going to want some M wheels too, and here BMW offers a range 18” and 19” options, the former available in a Y-spoke design in Jet Black matt or Ferric Grey and the latter sporting a double-spoke look and bi-colour scheme.
BMW Showcases All-New 1 Series with M Performance Parts
The all-new BMW 1 Series has only just been revealed and already the M Performance division has go-faster goodies for it. Check it out.
While styling is a touch controversial, there's no mistaking how big an evolution this BMW 1-Series is. With a shift from a traditional rear-wheel drive to a new front-wheel-drive platform, the new 1-Series is said to gain numerous benefits such as increased cabin space. However, the real question is whether it'll have enough performance. We've already seen the new M135i xDrive which features an all-wheel-drive setup as well as a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, but it doesn't look as imposing as it should.