Conceived in conjunction with the Munich firm’s M division performance arm, the concept will appear alongside the production 1 Series to give prospective buyers an idea of how they can customize their cars for added visual and performance clout.
Among the key features highlighted by the Performance Studie concept are an aggressive body kit with extended side sills and sportier front and rear bumpers, dual-stripe body decals, rear diffuser, 19-inch alloy wheels and carbon-fibre detailing for the wing mirrors.
The interior also receives a healthy dose of carbon-fibre trim, leather upholstery, custom floor mats and yellow trim highlights as well as metal pedal boots and an Alcantara/carbon-fibre-finished steering wheel.
In addition to the cosmetic items, BMW Performance power kits will also be offered for both the 135i and 335i. This kit incorporates a modified engine management module that bumps the turbocharged 3,0-litre engine’s power output up to 243 kW. In terms of torque gains, the kits will raise the outputs to 430 N.m for six-speed manual models and 449 N.m for both the automatic and DCT models.
The X5 and X6 will also receive an M Performance makeover at Frankfurt comprising 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels, a carbon-fibre front splitter, grille blackout kit and Alcantara interior trim.