BMW will be at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this year with new M Performance parts and original BMW Accessories, with vehicles including the BMW M2 Safety Car, a BMW M3, a BMW X5, and a BMW 340i with M Performance parts on display. The new iPerformance brand will make its SEMA debut, too, with a 740e xDrive iPerformance displaying M Performance parts.

For those looking for M Performance suspension upgrades for their F80 M3 or F82 M4, a new coilover suspension set (dampers and springs) featured on the BMW M3 at the show allows the car’s ride height to be lowered by between 5 mm and 20 mm via an adjustable spring plate, which will offer “maximum alignment to various different road and racetrack conditions”.

Under the hood, the BMW M Performance Power & Sound Kit makes its North American debut for the 340i and the 440i, including the respective xDrive all-wheel drive variants. With the kit, the 3.0 litre turbocharged inline-six receives gains of 35 hp (to 355 hp) and 52 Nm (to 500 Nm). Despite the increase in outputs, fuel consumption and emissions on the European test cycle remain unchanged from standard.

Consisting of modified engine management software and a higher-flowing, electronically controlled valve exhaust system, faster engine response and noticeably improved acceleration in the entire engine speed range results, according to BMW, in a 0.2 second improvement for the 0-100 km/h acceleration benchmark.


A new set of M Performance light alloy wheels will be on display with the BMW M3, measuring 19 inches for the front and 20 inches at the rear. Said to be derived directly from its motorsport programme, the M Performance light alloy wheel has been milled and weight-optimised entirely from a forged blank, and will be matched with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for improved grip and performance. It is expected to be made available for the M2, M3 and M4 next year.

Meanwhile, the BMW M Performance rear wing will be displayed for the first time at SEMA on the BMW M3, with the component being made entirely out of carbon fibre, with its market launch expected to take place in mid-2017.

A range of M Performance packages are also available for the 2 Series Coupe, 3 Series and 4 Series. A carbon fibre M Performance front splitter attachment is available for the 4 Series, M3 and M4, while carbon fibre exterior mirror caps are available for the 4 Series Convertible, the M4 Convertible and the BMW 7 Series. For the 7, the M Performance 21-inch double spoke 650 M Bicolor alloy wheels are also included.

The SEMA show will also mark the public debut of BMW’s Remote Engine Start, which will initially be available for the outgoing F10 5 Series, as well as the X5 and X6. This will enable drivers to start the car from a distance, allowing the automatic climate control system to precondition the car’s interior on hot or cold days to a preset temperature.