BMW 1-Series Performance Concept


This year BMW’s stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show will be dominated by the new i3 and i8 concept cars. But what is more interesting to us, is this concept 1-Series Performance Accessories.

This car previews a bunch of new features designed by M GmbH for the new 1er, which will boost the car’s visual appeal, and performance. It includes items like a coo body kit, paint jobs, specially tuned brakes and suspension, wheels and tires by M standards, and modified interior with a new steering wheel.

BMW will also showcase new Performance versions of the X5M and X6m at the show, which get aero kits with spoiler sand splitters, new wheels, and some visual upgrades like racing stripes.

BMW 1 Series Performance BMW 1 Series Performance Concept

More details in BMW press release below:

BMW Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

For the first time, an original BMW range of accessories will be presented for the new BMW 1 Series at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), accompanying the world premiere of the brand’s new entry level model. The newly developed range for the interior includes a variety of products the design of which perfectly adapts to the character of the BMW Lines, available for the first time for the new BMW 1 Series. The BMW Sport Line and the BMW Urban Line provide customers with new ways to distinctively personalise their vehicles. The BMW Lines are available as an alternative to the basic equipment fitted to the new BMW 1 Series. With their exclusive equipment and design features, they ensure a targeted emphasis on the sportingly dynamic yet progressively modern character of the BMW 1 Series.
The original BMW range of accessories is complemented by a new bicycle rack, which is fitted quickly and easily to the coupling ball of the tow bar. It fits all BMW series and is distinguished both by its ease of use as well as by its characteristic BMW design. The bicycle rack, along with the new products for the BMW 1 Series and all existing merchandise in the Original BMW Accessory range fully meet the outstanding BMW quality and safety standards, which far exceed legal requirements. All of these products are subject to the provisions stipulated in the BMW warranty. They are distributed by BMW dealers and service partners as well as through BMW’s own subsidiaries.

Stylish and a perfect fit: mats for the interior and the luggage compartment.

Tailored floor mats are available in two versions, both for the front foot wells as well as for the rear of the new BMW 1 Series. The three-dimensionally profiled, all-weather floor mats feature a surface structure modelled on natural water channels. For the first time, textile floor mats are available in velour, combined with a durable thermoplastic used for backing, tread areas and edges. The most important common feature of both types of mat is that the colour of the edging can be chosen to suit the specific features of each particular vehicle. Red is the colour of the BMW Sport Line, light grey the BMW Urban Line and anthracite is standard equipment.

The floor mat designed for the BMW 1 Series luggage compartment is styled after the all-weather floor mats with edging available in two different colours. Textile pockets positioned on the sides provide additional storage room. In addition, a luggage compartment tray with a hinged lid and colour-contrasting folding hinges is available. The closed lid then becomes, in effect, the flat floor to the luggage compartment.

For sports and travel: a new selection of model-specific bags.

The ski and snowboard bag for the new BMW 1 Series makes transporting winter sports equipment easy, clean and comfortable. It can accommodate up to four pairs of skis or three snowboards and is safely secured to the vehicle’s lashing rings in the luggage compartment by means of straps. Thanks to its handy integrated wheels, it is also deal for transporting skis and snowboards outside of the vehicle. A newly designed ski boot and helmet bag rounds off the range. Both bags are made from washable material and are accented in either red or grey.

A distinctive combination of colours and materials also distinguishes the storage bag designed for the rear seat bench of the new BMW 1 Series. It has a waterproof floor, additional storage compartments on both the outside and the inside as well as two integrated cup holders mounted on the top. Seat organizers, which are also available in two colour versions, are secured to the headrest bars on the front seats. This model-specific range is rounded off by a combined CD and spectacles bag, accented in red or grey, as well as by a key case with either a red, grey or black tone.

New bicycle racks available for all BMWs with a tow bar.
The new bicycle rack, compatible with all BMW models, is remarkable for its reduced weight, optimised design and exceptional ease of use. The rack, which is mounted on the ball of the tow bar, is designed to carry two bicycles. An easy to use tilt feature provides access to the luggage compartment.

The new bicycle rack can be mounted onto the end of the tow bar using just one hand. Both the solidly constructed wheel anchoring points and the clamping system to secure the bicycle frame are adjustable over a wide range. The wheels are secured with a ratchet arrangement. A lock system minimises the risk of theft of the rack itself and of the bicycles. Optionally, an extension kit is available so that a third bicycle can be transported.

Even more opportunities for focused, sports-oriented individualisation are now available with the additional items in the BMW Performance and BMW M Performance product ranges. For the first time, BMW M Performance products are now available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. Furthermore, a BMW Performance concept car based on the new BMW 1 Series will be presented.

The Performance components for the power train, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit are part of the Original BMW Accessories range. They comply with BMW standards in terms of design, quality and safety. Sales and installation are conducted by the BMW and the BMW M network of dealerships, BMW subsidiaries and BMW Service Partners.
Racing technology for the new BMW 1 Series.
BMW Performance products emphasize the dynamic appearance and sporty driving characteristics of the new BMW 1 Series. A first impression of the sporting potential is conveyed by the BMW Performance concept car based on the new BMW 1 Series. The equipment includes a BMW Performance aerodynamics package, a BMW Performance suspension and a new BMW Performance 18-inch brake system, which is characterised by reduced weight and high thermal resistance. In addition, specific design features for the exterior and the interior, 19-inch BMW Performance light alloy wheels and a BMW Performance steering wheel will be presented.

The concept for the BMW Performance range for the new BMW 1 Series was initially devised in close cooperation with the BMW M GmbH. This allowed the motor racing expertise concentrated within the BMW M GmbH to be incorporated directly into the technology and the design of these retrofit components.

BMW Performance power kit for the BMW 135i and the BMW 335i.
A BMW Performance power kit is now available for the sportiest models in the BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series. These aftermarket products have been specially designed for a member of the latest generation of inline six-cylinder engines powering the BMW 135i Coupe, the BMW 135i Convertible, the BMW 335i Sedan, the BMW 335i Touring, the BMW 335i Coupe and the BMW 335i Convertible.

The BMW Performance power kit includes a modified engine management system that increases the maximum output of this 3.0-litre unit by 15 kW/20 hp to 240 kW/326 hp. Maximum torque, which is already available at 1 500 rpm, is now 430 Nm for vehicles with a six-speed manual transmission or 450 Nm for vehicles fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission or seven-speed double-clutch sports automatic transmission. A second version of the BMW Performance power kit is available for customers who want to experience something special, powering their BMW around the racetrack. The increase in performance is complemented by an additional, specially-positioned aluminium radiator fitted with a particularly powerful fan.

New BMW M Performance products.
The intriguing character of BMW M cars is further emphasised by the BMW M Performance range of accessories. These complement those available for the BMW M3 and include new products for the power train, the suspension, aerodynamics and the cockpit and have now been extended to include other models. Wing mirror covers and a rear spoiler are available for the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. These accessories are manufactured from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), handmade by BMW. In addition, an eye-catching BMW M Performance kidney-shaped radiator grille is available in a black, high-gloss finish.

The BMW M Performance range of accessories for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M allow the driver’s own distinctive personality to shine through. For both models, 21-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels in double-spoke design, a BMW M Performance carbon front splitter and a front grille in black are now available. In addition to the BMW M Performance rear spoiler and the BMW M Performance tail fins in black, model-specific BMW M Performance side skirts underline the dynamic elegance of the BMW X6 M. Perfect control and an authentic racing feel are provided by the BMW M Performance steering wheel, which is available for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. It has an Alcantara cover and a rim that is designed with a flat section at the bottom. In addition, it sports three-colour M stitching and a centre marker at the top in racing blue.

The BMW M Performance range of accessories has now also been complemented by an attractive new innovation in the field of design. The BMW M Performance side stripes for the BMW 1Series M Coupe, the BMW M3 Coupe, the BMW M3 Convertible, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M refine the distinctive appearance of the BMW M, adding an exclusive sporty accent to the vehicle.

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