Although the new BMW M8 has only just been revealed, the Munich-based firm has already detailed the catalogue of M Performance parts set to be available for both the standard coupé and convertible derivatives as well as the flagship 460 kW Competition variants.
In addition to the optional Carbon Package, various M Performance carbon-fibre exterior components will be offered, including special side-sill attachments, a grille and an engine cover finished in the lightweight material. These parts each feature an exposed carbon-fibre finish "crafted by hand" and sealed with a clear finish with a high-gloss polish.
The range also includes M Performance sport brake pads that BMW claims allows “more dynamic, racing-style steering” when braking into a bend. Then there’s the M Performance Pro steering wheel, complete with carbon-fibre shift paddles and a mix of carbon-fibre, Alcantara and leather trim.
BMW’s M Performance parts list furthermore includes “non-slip, easy-grip” floor mats made of velvet velour with a “leather-style” surround, an M Performance inscription and a pennant in the signature M colours. There’s also an indoor car cover to protect the vehicle from dirt and scratches once it has been parked in the garage, as well as wheel bags for storing and transporting an additional set of alloys.
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