Absolutely. We’ll offer a Power Kit (ECU recalibration) for 335i models in early 2013. I don’t have all the details about other components it will contain as yet, but you can expect the increase to be similar to what we currently provide for the 135i and (E9X) 335i models (20hp/32 lb-ft). We’ll also offer an M Performance suspension kit for the 335i, which I’m really excited about because the chassis engineers have spent countless hours developing it on German racetracks. This new kit will significantly enhance the handling while maintaining a balance between street and track compatibility.

Exterior
With the front spoilers, side skirts and rear diffuser unavailable at present, F30 owners can customize their cars with gloss carbon-fiber mirror caps as well as gloss black kidney grilles. There’s also a carbon trunk spoiler arriving later in the year. Although minimal, you’d be surprised at what a difference these parts could make to your car. The mirrors and grilles are a straightforward DIY fitting.

If you’re feeling really bold, the broad M Performance stripes are available in either white or black to make your car stand out.

Chassis
Measuring 20x8" on the front and 20x8.5" rear, the ten-spoke M Performance wheels certainly fill the arches, having ET36 and 47 offset respectively. The lightweight forged wheels carry the M logo and have grey spokes with machined faces. The wheels are then clearcoated for durability and won’t rub when used with stock suspension.

The wheels were designed for 225/35 front and 255/30 Pirelli run-flat tires. You’re able to buy them as a complete set with mounted tires, or as individual wheels.

There’s also an M Performance Big Brake kit for 18" wheels or larger. It uses a four-piston Brembo front caliper and two-piston rear, available either in red, yellow or orange with the M Logo included. The rotors are both drilled and grooved, mounted to a riveted aluminium hat and measure 3670mm front, 345mm rear. Those rear discs must be ordered separately for some reason, but it still adds up to a competitive price for a full BBK, especially with factory warranty on these high-performance parts.

A future addition will be an M Performance suspension kit. This wasn’t fitted to the car in our photos, which is why it appears to teeter. We used a similar BMW Performance suspension kit on our 135i and it offered a slightly lowered ride height with firmer settings but a good ride.

Interior
Our favourite additions to previous project cars have been the M Performance interior pieces. In the past, these were all carbon fiber, but the new F30 kit includes some alcantara pieces for greater luxury. It replaces all four door handles with silk matte-lacquered carbon fiber, which also appears on the dash trim to replace the Sport strip, while alcantara is used on the main dash trim piece.

Cars with manual transmissions can be equipped with a matte carbon shifter and alcantara boot, while automatic versions get a carbon gear selctor.

Finally, there’s the M Performance steering wheel, covered in alcantara, with a red centering stripe and flat-bottom. The wheel in our photos displays data such as fuel efficiency, water and oil temp, stopwatch, lap and sector times as well as g-force in a LCD display, while the LED lights suggest shift points and rev limits. This wheel should also be available at a later date.

Power
With the promise of an ECU software upgrade to come, 335i owners can currently enjoy a BMW-approved sports exhaust system.

Manufactured from stainless steel with chrome tailpipes, BMW doesn’t claim any power increase but you’ll certainly like the sound of this addition in our experience.

Product Description

MSRP

black kidney grille - left $65
black kidney grille - right $65
carbon fiber mirror cap - left $325
carbon fiber mirror cap - right $325
sport stripes - black $250
sport stripes - white $250
20" 405M wheels with tires - complete set $4750
20" 405M wheels one wheel, front axle $725
20" 405M wheels one wheel, rear axle $775
brake system $2300
rear brake discs $200
335i exhaust $1250
steering wheel $800
carbon fiber and alcantara interior trim kit $950
carbon fiber gear shift knob with alcantara boot $225

SOURCE
BMW Performance
www.bmwperformance.com
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