Advertisement

BMW M Performance Parts Concept previews new lightweight M2 parts

A glut of new carbon-fibre parts will be available on the BMW M2 Competition very shortly

BMW has previewed an upcoming range of new performance parts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, showcased on a modified M2 coupe called the BMW M Performance Parts Concept.

BMW already offers a range of M Performance Parts, though the new add-ons displayed on the Goodwood M2 take things up a notch – BMW claims a 60kg weight saving, plus tangible aerodynamic improvements.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best performance cars on sale 2018

The concept is presented in metallic Frozen Black with gold accentuations, but it’s the extensive use of carbon fibre that stands out. The front radiator grille is made from the material, and has been confirmed as available for the M2 Competition later this month. A new bonnet will also be arriving – the new M Performance piece is also made from carbon fibre and saving eight kilograms.

Other carbon fibre additions include new front wings available from November, a carbon fibre tailgate saving five kilograms, plus a full carbon roof, which BMW will sell from March next year.

The new tailgate features a revised lip spoiler and is available in tandem with an M Performance carbon fibre rear diffuser. Other new aero parts include two sets of winglets – a pair at the front of the car and a pair at on the side skirts, heading towards the rear.

Inside, the M Performance Concept features new carbon fibre sports seats trimmed in Alcantara. There are lightweight seats in the rear too, saving 13 kilos, while the driver sits behind a new M Performance Pro steering wheel. 

Sprung on M Performance coilover suspension and sitting 20mm lower, the car rides on new 19-inch forged wheels too, saving six kilograms over the standard M2 Competition wheel.

Read our round-up of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed here...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

BMW to make extras like heated seats subscription based options
News

BMW to make extras like heated seats subscription based options

New software update for models with iDrive 7 also includes automatic switching to electric power in city centres for plug-in hybrid models
2 Jul 2020
New 2021 BMW i4: prices, specs and release date
BMW

New 2021 BMW i4: prices, specs and release date

The BMW Concept i4 previewed the German brand’s forthcoming rival for the Tesla Model 3
29 Jun 2020
Apple CarKey launched in new BMWs: drivers can use their iPhone as a key
BMW

Apple CarKey launched in new BMWs: drivers can use their iPhone as a key

BMW will be the first carmaker to allow drivers to unlock their cars using just their iPhone with new Apple CarKey technology
23 Jun 2020
BMW and Mercedes pause autonomous car partnership
BMW and Mercedes
BMW

BMW and Mercedes pause autonomous car partnership

German firms had previously agreed to work together on Level 4 self-driving systems, plans that have been paused following a "mutual and amicable agre…
19 Jun 2020

Most Popular

New Land Rover Defender Hard Top van opens for business
News

New Land Rover Defender Hard Top van opens for business

The Defender Hard Top is the commercial version of Land Rover’s new Defender with a load carrying rear end.
30 Jun 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift arrives with design and tech updates
Volkswagen Tiguan

New 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift arrives with design and tech updates

The facelifted Volkswagen Tiguan adds plug-in hybrid power and a hot 316bhp ‘R’ model to the SUV’s line-up
30 Jun 2020
New Audi Q5 facelift means fresh looks inside and out plus extra tech
Audi Q5

New Audi Q5 facelift means fresh looks inside and out plus extra tech

The updated Audi Q5 features a range of styling and technology tweaks, including a smaller radiator grille and a larger infotainment system
29 Jun 2020