BMW Wastes No Time Revealing New 1-Series M Performance Parts

Less than 24 hours after the unveiling of the new generation 1-Series, BMW went ahead and released a catalogue of M Performance parts for their first front-wheel drive compact hatch (the 2-Series AC / GT are technically considered MPVs).

Available right after the car launches in the market towards the end of the year, the accessories won’t make the new German compact hatchback any faster, though some upgrades will help it stop quicker. In particular, the new sports braking system with 18-inch, inner-vented and perforated discs and 4-piston aluminum fixed calipers at the front, and single-piston floating caliper at the back, all finished in red.

Video Checks Out BMW’s 2020 1 Series Hatch In Full Detail

Of course, there will be a comprehensive suit of aerodynamic parts made from carbon fiber (CF), all of which were developed in a wind tunnel. These include a front splitter, rear spoiler, aero flicks, side sill inserts and rear diffuser, while you can also add CF mirror caps too. The kidney grille can also be upgraded with a mesh design, while the side lettering comes in Frozen black and you can add multicolored graphic prints too.

Elsewhere, the catalogue offers 18-inch forged summer wheels in a Y-spoke pattern in Jet Black or bigger 19-inch rim in a dual tone finish. If you prefer winter tires, these can be combined with 18″ wheels in Ferric Grey with a Y-spoke pattern and can be used with snow chains. They too can be combined with the M Performance brakes. BMW also recommends purchasing the optional wheel bags.

The M Performance steering wheel is the only major upgrade inside. It gets Alcantara grip area, large thumbrest, silver-grey, hand-sewn cross-stitching and red 12 o’clock marking. Additionally, customers can enhance it with a choice of carbon fiber/Alcantara or carbon fiber/leather, and these options also bring the 6 o’clock detail with the M Performance inscription.

Cars equipped with the Steptronic sports transmission can be fitted with carbon fiber paddle shifters. Finally, a set of exclusive velvet velour floor mats and the door projectors, with three different motives, complete the offering.

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  • Ben

    In my opinion a lot of these recent BMW release have been very “meh”. They’re not special, just following a cash cow formula. They’re not changing the game like they once did. Its barely even evolutionary at this point.

  • Six_Tymes

    the interior is nice, that’s about it. as for the rest of these tack on fake parts…

  • dumblikeyou2

    I understand that pedestrians are important, but I really hate the pedestrian-friendly hood heights that have altered car silhouettes (and cowl heights) forever. It makes cars look necessarily larger than they should look.

  • salamOOn

    do they really think that its cool or good looking?

  • StrangerGP

    You can look like a joke without having to rely on aftermarket parts.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus


  • Andrewthecarguy

    I can see why!! This looks GOOD. Boy racer, aggressive, purposeful.
    I like.

  • didn’t know it could look uglier.

  • Zandit75

    The only way this could look tackier is if all of those stuck on bits were chrome.

  • chuck2

    Ah.,I,think you got a typo here

    particular, the new sports braking system with 18-inch, inner-vented and perforated disc

    Or them 18″ wheels might have some clearance issues..

  • SteersUright

    It looks more CUV than hot-hatch. Not terrible by any means but, I fail to see the appeal of this car at all. Why not just have the X2 in the lineup and call it a day?

  • Leconte Dave

    Rice Rice baby

  • ThatGuy

    The current M SPort kit is about $4,600.00 give or take. This looks to hit the $5,000.00 mark easy because it is new. But would you really want that. No thanks

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