BMW just revealed the all-new 3 Series sedan here at the 2018 Paris Auto Show. And performance enthusiasts know what that means: a new M3 is on the way. It may be a while before we get to see it, but this gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect – at least visually.
Hot on the heels of the standard sedan, the Bavarian automaker has released a series of M Performance Parts for the new 3, giving the latest rendition of the benchmark sports sedan an even sportier look and feel, both inside and out.
Developed by BMW M GmbH – the automaker’s in-house performance division – the new range of parts includes a full aero kit made up of ten individual components. There’s a front splitter, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, side sills, mirror caps, and more – all available in either gloss black or bare carbon.
There’s a set of tailpipes made of a mix of carbon fiber and titanium, and wheels in 18- and 20-inch diameters, packing oversized brake discs with four-piston aluminum calipers.
Inside there’s more upgrades on offer, including a sportier steering wheel, carbon-fiber shift paddles (for the automatic transmission), carbon-fiber interior trim, special floor mats, and projectors displaying the M (or other) logo on the tarmac next to the vehicle.
There’s even an Alcantara and carbon-fiber key wallet as well to take a bit of the performance flair with you even after exiting the vehicle, and a telematics data analyzer and action-camera mount for track days. All of which add up to a sportier take on the new 3 Series, and whet our appetites all the more for the forthcoming new M3 and other M Performance models that are sure to follow.